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2023 Elections: 2 Govenors Wike Needs To Constantly Work With

No matter what ambition Nyesom Wike has, he needs to keep his focus on two PDP governors. There are two key posts he may aspire to occupy later in 2023. The presidential and the vice presidential slots would be up for grab. And whatever the Rivers State governor chooses, he should work with the two governors.

Mr. Nyesom Wike hasn't made any declaration for any specific seat. But one conclusion that can be made is that he can't be seriously working for the People's Democratic Party without having some political interests. Luckily enough for him, the PDP has thrown the race for the ticket much open.

Wike needs to maintain his cordial relationship with the Sokoto State governor, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal. Of course, they have both been working together smoothly and it is clear that they may be the best combination of the PDP in the next presidential election.

Mr. Wike can benefit from Aminu Tambuwal in two concrete ways. If it happens that the northern region snatches the PDP presidential ticket again, it may be Tambuwal who will pick it up. It wouldn't be forgotten how he gave Atiku Abubakar a tough time in the last primary election of the PDP.

If Tambuwal contests for the ticket and wins it, he may pick Nyesom Wike as his running mate. And at the end of the day, the Rivers State governor would benefit from his cooperation with Mr. Aminu Tambuwal.

But if Mr. Wike really wants the top job in the country, his attention should be on the Bauchi State governor, Mallam Bala Mohammed. The Bauchi State governor is a strategic governor whose influence can really be of help to the Rivers State counterpart.

Recall what Wike did when there was a clash between Mr. Samuel Ortom and Bala Mohammed. Wike called the two men to Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt, and the matter was resolved amicably. That means Mr. Bala Mohammed holds Wike in high esteem. Then, Wike should build on that.

If Wike works with Bala Mohammed keenly, Mr. Atiku Abubakar may not be a serious political threat to Wike because both Atiku and Mohammed are from the same region (northeast). Hence, Wike should keep a tab on the Bauchi State governor and they should continue to work together.

Lastly, it would be easier for former President Goodluck Jonathan to throw his weight behind Nyesom Wike and Bala Mohammed if they work together. Note that both Mohammed and Wike were ministers when Jonathan was leading the country. Hence, the former president may be glad to

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