The recent visit by certain All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to their counterpart in Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has been characterized by former Senate President Bukola Saraki as a fruitless exercise.
On Friday, Wike met with the governors of Lagos, Ekiti, and Ondo states, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and Olurotimi Akeredolu, in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.
But following the Eid holiday, Saraki told reporters in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, that the visit would ultimately be for naught because “PDP will not permit Governor Wike to go.”
“Governor Wike is an important member of our party and I am very confident that in no distant time, we will sit down and address all the issues. There is no doubt about it that he has cause to feel the way he does, but there are better ways by which issue like this can be resolved.
“The good thing is that we all talking to one another. We are on top of the situation and PDP will reunite and forge ahead to win the next elections. I assure you that PDP will definitely resolve its family issue that it currently has.
“The fact that some APC governors went to see their colleague, trying to capitalise on what they think is an issue is a gross miscalculation. At the end of the day, their visit is going no where.
“The APC governors know that it is this kind of a crack they need to latch on. Fortunately, we are not going to give him (Wike) to them because the election ahead is too important. The destinies of millions of Nigerians are too important and even bigger than any party or individual. I appreciate that, all our stakeholders appreciate that and Governor Wike himself appreciates that.”