Reasons behind Wike, Saraki’s home visit revealed


As the search for the next National Chairman of the Peoples
Democratic Party continues, the reason former Rivers State governor and
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and former President of
the Senate, Abubakar Saraki visited one another has been uncovered.


Saraki and Wike contested the PDP presidential primary, but
lost to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.


The former President of the Senate was appointed into the
PDP/Atiku’s campaign team and with the support of others worked for the party
in the presidential election.


Wike, who called for the removal of the suspended national
chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, for South-North balance, alongside his G5 faction, worked
against the interest of Atiku and the party in the 2023 presidential election.


The former Rivers State governor who worked for President
Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress was appointed minister of FCT.


Upon assumption, Wike declared that he remained a member of
the PDP only working with President Tinubu to transform Nigeria.


As the call for Wike to be sanctioned gathers momentum, many
members of the PDP are also demanding the replacement of the acting National
Chairman, Umar Damagum.


In a new twist, Wike on Tuesday stormed Saraki’s house
located at Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja.

The PUNCH reports that a high-ranking member of the PDP
National Working Committee revealed that the issue about who would succeed
Damagum was part of the reason Wike visited Saraki.


The source who does not want his name mentioned in the print
disclosed that Atiku and a few party leaders had settled for Saraki to succeed


He said, “We are aware that the party’s presidential
candidate, Atiku, and a few party leaders are discussing the person that will
succeed the Damagum. In recent times, I am aware that Atiku and some of these
leaders have settled for Saraki.


“They settled for Saraki because they believed he had the
charisma and the political will to reposition the party. So, discussion is
ongoing within party stakeholders.”


When asked about who the next PDP National Chairman would be
unveiled, he said, “What is delaying the process is the Atiku and PDP’s case
before the Supreme Court.


“Once the Supreme Court rules on the presidential election
matter between now and November, the leaders will come out open and things will
pick up.”


When contacted by our correspondent, Saraki’s media aide,
Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the visit as a “friendly visit”.


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