Wike fears Makinde may not deliver SW for him; threatens to stop plunging more funds

A close ally of Governor Nyesom Wike who doesn’t want his name in print has described the Executive Governor of Rivers State as a sailor who’s currently sailing the rough waters of politics without a compass as threats of betrayal hits his camp. The source said that Governor Wike is worried that his South West ally and colleague, Governor Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor is delivering little when compared with the huge resources and money the Presidential hopeful has staked to curry the votes of South West PDP delegates.

The source said that Governor Wike has so much invested in South West political project that he was not expecting anything less than the total votes of the delegates, but the reality on ground is a far cry from what is envisaged.

Invariably, the source hinted that the PDP South South strong man is shopping for Governor Makinde’ replacement, preferably a very influential person from South West to cushion the effect of the “glaring deficiencies” of Governor Makinde in getting the job done.

Wike was said to have expressed dismay over recent turn of events, especially in regions he has hitherto believed he held sway. Aside from South West, the source said Wike was apprehensive that despite funding the North Central perennially, he may received a last minute shocking betrayal from delegates, according to information availed him from a reliable source.

“You know Governor Wike hopes on massive supports of delegates from North Central and South West to become the presidential flagbearer of the People’s Democratic Party. He knows some Core Northern States are a no-go for him. Same with South East. His chances of getting full support of South South delegates are slim with Governor Godwin Obaseki in charge of Edo PDP, Okowa in Delta and Emmanuel Udom in Akwa Ibom. Wike is leaning on the support of Donald Duke to grab Cross River delegates’ votes.

“There seems odds that money cannot mend at this point and that worries His Excellency, Governor Wike greatly. However, he keeps pushing”. The source hinted

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