Nigeria – Trusted political allies of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, are beginning to dump the umbrella and picking up the broom, PM News reports.
The latest member of Governor Wike’s “kitchen cabinet” is Hon. Ndubuisi Nwankwo who was only last month appointed as member of the Governing Council of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, by the governor.
Ndubuisi Nwankwo on Sunday led 87 leaders of the PDP in Omuma local government area of Rivers state to the APC.
They were received by Hon Asita O. Asita, the deputy governorship candidate of the APC is a major sign that the PDP is cracking.
Asita who received the defectors praised them for their courage to make the shift as the PDP was no longer capable to of leading Nigeria to the expected destination.
Similarly, Chief Matthew Aleru, a stalwart of the PDP in Ikwerre local government area and former managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Basin Authority has also joined the APC.
Also, Mr Igochukwu Dim who ran for the Emohua/Ikwerre federal constituency seat on the platform of the PDP has moved with his teeming supporters to the APC.
At the last count the Governor had appointed about 30 Special Advisers and 24 Commissioners. Some of the Special Advisers are yet to be assigned portfolios and are grumbling over “floating appointments”.