The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has on Monday warned that he may be forced to get involved in the governorship election in Ondo State if the All Progressives Congress drag him into their politics.
The Fidelinfo gathered that the Ondo State Governor had in a statement released through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said the people of the state will resist Wike’s “attempt to play the role of a godfather” in Ondo.
“Wike’s imperialistic approach was most unfortunate and unbecoming,” he said.
Wike who noted that he has no desire to become a godfather, said he won’t hesitate to campaign with the achievements of his party, the PDP.
“First of all, I don’t want to believe that Akeredolu can make such a statement. He does not have what it takes to make such a statement. Godfather of what and for who? We are the ones fighting against godfatherism.”
“The question is that, have you (Akeredolu) done well for your people and my party is saying no, you have not done well and I believe so. Therefore, I am saying that Ondo people should protect their votes. They should repeat what happened in Edo.”
“I still want to doubt that Akeredolu said that against me. And I am going to go and look for that Newspaper and read to be sure he did not say that.”
“I want to see that he Akeredolu declared Wike persona non grata. He knows he can’t try that. If he tries it, then he is going to get into trouble. If they are not careful, I will be in Ondo,” Wike warns.
Adamawa Senator Dumps PDP, Defects To APC
The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial district, Elisha Ishaku Abbo has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The FidelinfoNews gathered that he announced his defection through the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Wednesday.
Senator Abbo explained In his letter, that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.
I Defected To APC In Obedience To God —Dave Umahi
David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) is obedience to God’s will.
Recall that The FidelinfoNews earlier reported On Tuesday, Umahi formally announced his defection to the APC – weeks after speculation about his move to the ruling party.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that Speaking during a reception for the Progressives Governors Forum on Thursday, Umahi said he joined APC because of “obedience to God’s will” and respect for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“My defection to APC was in obedience to God’s will, respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and an honour to dignitaries present as well as obedience to the wish of Ebonyi people,” he said.
“Money means everything to many people but I choose wisdom from God. People asked why I was leaving PDP, but I told them that if APC would treat me nicely when I don’t have any relationship with it, what will happen when I am in its fold?
“I told them that even as large as APC is, one man does not control the party but in PDP, one man controls the party.”
Umahi said Buhari does not treat “any governor with disdain” irrespective of party affiliation, adding that as the chairman of south east governors forum, the president approved the request for N10 billion for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, without conditions.
He said: “As the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, I applied for N10billion for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the president obliged without conditions.
“The president never treated any governor with disdain and presently that I am in APC, there is no guarantee that I will be treated better than those already in the party as well as the PDP governors.
“We can boast of infrastructure and economic supports from the APC-led federal government, but we cannot do such for the PDP-led administration since 1999.”
On his part, Mai Mala Buni, APC national caretaker chairman and governor of Yobe state, congratulated Umahi and his supporters for joining the APC fold, adding that Umahi will enjoy all rights and privileges accorded to progressives’ governors.
Buni said Umahi has “automatically” become the leader of Ebonyi APC, noting that a waiver has been granted to him and his supporters.
2023: Yahaya Bello Reveals Why Nigerians Will Vote APC Candidates
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has predicted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the presidency, governorships, senates and house of representatives in 2023.
According to him, the ruling party has impressed Nigerians with their development strides since they came into power.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that Bello disclosed this on Thursday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today, “APC has come to stay. We are developing the country, the people are happy with our programmes, we are touching lives and we are securing the nation,” he said.
“Why won’t they (Nigerians) give us a chance once again to produce the president of this country?
“APC by the grace of God will produce the next president and sweep the legislative houses and the governorship across the country,” he said.
Bello also mocked the chances of the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Even though power belongs to God and God gives power to who He wills, I can assure you that PDP is gone and is going and going,” Bello added.
APC seized power from PDP during the 2015 general elections, when President Muhammadu Buhari defeated the then incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
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