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Visiting Wike And The Search For A Vice Presidential Candidate From The South. Would Wike Run With Kwankwaso?

The Oasis Reporters

June 26, 2022






By Greg Abolo




Unsmiling Wike with presidential hopeful, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

In the subtle but frenzied preparations for the presidential election in the first quarter of 2023, and in a seemingly innocuous fashion, Peter Obi has visited Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, after Atiku Abubakar did.


Serious faced Wike (left) with Peter Obi who was top favourite in the PDP but bigger dollars forced him out of the party. There are regrets now everywhere in the party. But, to help Peter now or not? That’s the question.




Then we now have Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso also visiting Port Harcourt.


The permutations for the 2023 presidential election are passion filled, with the presidential pilgrimages towards any city that represents the likelihood of Mecca or Jerusalem of some sort in Nigeria’s political lexicon.

But in all of these orchestrated moves, I keep looking at Wike’s face. His smile is vanishing each passing day. The bounce is diminishing. And his gait?



He wasn’t expecting the loss the PDP delegates handed him. Then Atiku snubbed him by picking Okowa to run with. Obi cannot choose him either.

After office in 2023, where would Wike be headed to?

Would he consider an offer to defect from the PDP and run with Kwankwaso ?

That would taint his clean PDP poster boy image. That stab by Sokoto boy Aminu Tambuwal must have hurt deeply, when we remember PDP Convention in 2018.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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