One of the major talking points in Nigerian political arena is how the new decision of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that Northern politicians can still contest for President will be received by top Southern politicians in the party. Image credit: Independent While it would be recalled that top PDP leaders from the South pushed for the North to get the post of PDP National Chairman to pave way for the South to get the presidential ticket, realities on ground show that that plan may not work out.
Photo Credit: Premium Times The People Democratic Party may have crossed a crucial milestone in the race for the 2023 presidential election following the ratification of its zoning committee report. The report recommended a Northern national party chairman. This has led to the emergence of Iyiorcha Ayu as consensus chairman.
The coast is getting clear for the main opposition Party, PDP Ahead of the 2023 Polls. It should be recalled that the Party, is set to conduct her National Convention by October, 30th and 31st. However, the Governor of Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike should be appreciated for what he has done for the Progress of the Party.
President Muhammadu Buhari is regarded as one of Nigeria's most capable leaders. From 2015 to the present, his administration has made significant changes to Nigeria's political system. Nigeria also has good governors that are assisting him. However, two governors (Govs) stand to ruin their political careers if they continue to oppose Buhari's decisions.
Mr. David Mark would have to look for some other stalwarts of the PDP. The Punch Newspaper gave a report which shows that Mr. Atiku Abubakar and former senate president Bukola Saraki may totally reject the choice of Mark as the national chairman of the PDP. The politician can make a big deal with Aminu Tambuwal and Nyesom Wike.
Wike apart from Femi-Fani Kayode has had altercations with two other APC politicians. Governor Wike over the years has been known to never back down from any form of verbal confrontations, he had certainly replied to any thrown verbal jabs at him. The Rivers State Governor who has never been the one to shy away from verbal confrontations, always has set alight the political atmosphere whenever he decided to indulge anyone.
Mr. Atiku Abubakar shouldn't make any attempt to miscalculate. He shouldn't underestimate or overlook or underrate the Rivers State governor. There are two reasons Atiku would need to be very careful about the issue of 2023 presidency, which has now dominated the political debates and discussions.
The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike among the 36 governors in Nigeria remain one of the performing governors who within his first two years in office earned a title for himself as a result of his developmental projects in Rivers State. It was as a result of his works in the state that the vice President, Yemi Osibanjo in 2017 gave him the title, "Mr Project".
The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has reportedly asked the Supreme Court to accelerate hearing on the Value Added Tax case between the Federal Government and some states, which is currently before it. The Governor who wondered why the the apex court has not given the contentious issue the needed attention, argued that the case was of national importance and that the Nigerian citizenry was eagerly waiting to hear the final judgment on the issue.
Photo Credit: Premium Times Soon after the Peoples Democratic Party NEC ratified the zoning report of the Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi zoning committee, which recommended the ceding of the national party chairman’s office to the North, the Northern PDP caucus has held a series of meetings to determine a preferred candidate.
The Peoples Democratic Party Governors may help the Party to win the forthcoming Anambra Governorship Polls. It should be recalled that the All Progressives Congress APC has been putting its house in order towards the Governorship Polls and the Party has welcomed Some Leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, into the Party.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has revealed the three top members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who want to contest for President. Image credit: NairaMetrics The Oyo Governor named Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as the people that want to contest for President under the PDP.
No doubt, Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, is one of the prominent members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that is being, hopefully, considered to bear the presidential flag of the party in 2023. Photo: Nyesom Wike, culled from the Nation
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.
DEVELOPING: Wike, Emmanuel, Obaseki, others in crucial meeting With barely 10 days to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, convention, governors elected on the platform of the party are currently meeting in Abuja. The meeting, held at the Akwa Ibom State governor’s lodge, had in attendance Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Duoye Diri (Bayelsa), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Legislative leader of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has encouraged Nigerian attorneys to participate in legal activism as an intentional measure to tending to the sluggish regulation of equity, and endeavors to smother the freedoms of the populace. The lead representative gave the charge on Monday at the 61st Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference in Port Harcourt.
Today's Headlines: We're fighting for fiscal federalism, not federal government - Wike; Tension as gunmen kidnap three worshippers in Ogun State
Rivers governor Nyesom Wike says the state’s disagreement with the federal government over collection of value added tax is geared towards establishing fiscal federalism as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution. Mr Wike points out that the dispute is not about battling the federal government or any of its departments, as some have suggested.
Governor Nyesom Wike's infrastructural revolution in Rivers State has been praised by Senate Chief Whip Orji Kalu. According to a statement from Wike's Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Kalu made the praise at the Eko Hotel in Lagos over the weekend at the 2020 Sun Newspapers Award celebration.
At the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt, Real Madrid and the Rivers State government signed a partnership ratification agreement for the promotion of sport among children and youths. Over the weekend, the deal was signed at 402, Fuerzas Armadas Avenue in Madrid, Spain. The agreement was signed by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on behalf of his government, the executive vice President of the Real Madrid foundation, Interact sports president, Mr. Enrique Sanchez, and Mr. Jihad Saade.
Rivers State Government has made mention that harmful chemicals are generated when bottled water and its sachet counterpart are exposed to sunlight. Hon Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, delivered the warning during the launch of the Campaign Against Sunlight Exposure Of Bottled/Sachet Water.