Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, reportedly intends to court four governors from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
This comes after Tinubu and Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, met in London.
According to a source who talked with Newsmen, Tinubu has met informally with the governors.
There are rumors that Tinubu may meet with two of the governors who are currently in the UK.
The four governors are from the South East, South West, North Central, and North East, according to the source.
The source said that of the four governors, two are running again while the other two have terms that expire in 2023.
The source said, “PDP is in crisis. That is known already. But leaders of the party have escalated the issue, especially Atiku’s old friends who were PDP governors.
“While leaders are trying to resolve the issue, they’re putting more fire. In the coming weeks, Nigerians will see some realignment in the polity.
“Remember what happened to Jonathan. Some PDP governors and leaders left the party before the 2015 presidential elections. Those people who left were those who worked against Jonathan.
“Atiku was one of them. He knows that. How can he, in all honesty, allow the APC to even have the guts to approach governors of PDP? If they’ve told him that he can win without governors, they’re lying to him. These governors being approached, have nothing to lose really. Two of them are leaving in 2023. The other two believe they can win without Atiku’s support. If APC succeeds, that will be the end of Atiku’s aspiration. Already, Peter Obi has made serious inroads into his base in the South. Allowing the APC to do the same will spell doom for Atiku. These governors are ready to sink with Wike. I don’t know why he has their support. But they believe in him. I hope the right thing is done soon.”
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