Fear of high profile defection as former APC governor meets Wike 2nd time in 1 month ▷ Nigeria news

Fear of high profile defection as former APC governor meets Wike 2nd time in 1 month ▷ Nigeria news

– Amid the unfolding political developments in Imo, Senator Okorocha visited Governor Wike in Rivers on Saturday, February 27

– The former Imo governor was one of the many politicians who were in Rivers state for the funeral ceremony of Governor Wike’s uncle

– Though the visit was not about politics, it may raise suspicion regarding Okorocha’s next political move

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The former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has visited the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, for the second time in one month, PM News reported.

The newspaper noted that Okorocha who is now a senator on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) had earlier visited Governor Wike for a project commissioning.

However, in his second visit, Okorocha was in Rivers state on Saturday, February 27, to commiserate with Governor Wike over the demise of his uncle.

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Fear of high profile defection as Okorocha meets Wike in Rivers

Though Senator Okorocha was in Rivers for the funeral ceremony of Governor Wike’s uncle, the visit may raise suspicions regarding his next political move.
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Though the two visits are not plainly connected with politics, it may raise speculations of possible defections especially with the current crisis between Okorocha and his predecessor, Governor Hope Uzodinma.

Legit.ng gathers that Wike was joined by several other political leaders for the funeral of his late uncle, Chief Charles Aleruchi Ihunwo Wike.

Some other politicians present at the funeral ceremony were former governors of Rivers state, Dr Peter Odili and Sir Celestine Omehia, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, south-south zonal chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, among others.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Okorocha stated that Governor Uzodinma is a court-made governor who has spent his time empowering thugs in Imo state.

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Legit.ng notes that Okorocha stated this after accusing Governor Uzodimma of sending more than 1000 thugs to attack him.

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It was earlier reported that Okorocha and some of his political associates were arrested after allegedly breaking into a property belonging to his wife which was sealed by the Imo state government.

Okorocha, the current senator representing Imo west senatorial district, has been at loggerheads with Governor Uzodinma.

The two are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but remain political rivals despite being in the same party.


Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_

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