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Saraki to APC govs: Your visit to Wike, exercise in futility

The immediate past president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has described the recent visit of some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to their Rivers…

The immediate past president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has described the recent visit of some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to their Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, as an exercise in futility.

 Governors of Lagos, Ekiti and Ondo states, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dr Kayode Fayemi and Olurotimi Akeredolu had met with Wike in Port Harcourt on Friday after he returned to the country from Turkey, amidst rumours of his planned defection to the opposition party.

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But speaking with reporters in Ilorin yesterday, Senator Saraki said the visit would amount to nothing at the end of the day “because the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not allow Governor Wike to go.”

“Governor Wike is an important member of our party, and I am very confident that in no distant time we will sit down and address all the issues.

“There is no doubt that he has cause to feel the way he does, but there are better ways by which an issue like this is resolved.

“The good thing is that we are all talking to one another. We are on top of the situation and PDP will reunite and forge ahead to win the next elections,” he said.