Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have appealed to Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, to stop his open criticisms of his colleagues, urging him to sheath his sword and join others to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Governors made the call when they met with Wike at the Government House in Port Harcourt. It was gathered that were very frank in their discussion with the governor.
The delegation, which was led by Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal. Others are Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara).
It was also gathered that Tambuwal was chosen to lead the delegation because of his closeness to Wike.
During the campaign period, Tambuwal was the choice of Wike for the PDP presidential ticket in 2015 and there were insinuations that the governor had not shown much commitment to the party and its cause since the defeat of Tambuwal at the party’s presidential primary election, which the governor of Rivers State, hosted.
Wike was the only opposition governor to have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for defeating the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
Defending his decision, he pointed that he did that in the open unlike some of the PDP governors that he alleged usually visit the President at night.
It could be recalled that he accused members of a committee set up to investigate the emergence of Ndudi Elumelu as the minority leader in the House of Representatives of corruption alleging that it was composed of people history of past corrupt deeds.
Speaking at the end of the meeting, Tambuwal said the governors of the PDP had agreed to remain strong and united in friendship and brotherhood.
The former Speaker, House of Representatives Tambuwal explained that the visit was to commend the Rivers State Governor for his sustained projects delivery.
He added that the governors urged him (Wike) to continue to deliver quality projects and sustain good governance for the development of Rivers State.