Why Governor Udom and Ortom visited Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt
Mr. Udom Emmanuel on Saturday paid a visit to his colleague in Port Harcourt, Neysom Wike.
The Akwa Ibom Governor was accompanied by the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.
The duo held a closed-door meeting that lasted for about three hours.
Though the details of the visit are unknown, there are speculations that Udom led the visit to Wike due to the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
After Wike lost in the PDP primaries, he had openly worked against the party's interest, and efforts by the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, failed to resolve the issue.
The Standard Gazette could not ascertain if the governor's visit helped unite the opposition ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Without giving details, Governor Udom, who addressed journalists in Port Harcourt after the meeting, described Wike as his brother, adding that his visit was based on "brotherly love."
He said, "if it is politics, I would have told you I came in for politics. I came in to see my brother. Why are you asking me about the mission?
"I am in my brother's house. This is not the first time, this is not the second time, and this is not the third time you are seeing me here.
"But I think this is the season of love. Within this period, you don't actually demonstrate that love. Love not shown is love wasted. I think that is what we are trying to demonstrate."
The crisis between Wike and Atiku is attributed to the PDP's refusal to sack the Party's Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
The G5 governors:Nyesom Wike (Rivers State), Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Samuel Ortom (Benue State), Ifeanyi Ugwanyi (Enugu State), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State) have all demanded the resignation of Ayu.
The Governors have not publicly declared support for their presidential candidate due to the crisis.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.