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‘No friction between Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Wike’

The Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, has said that there is no friction between former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Wike.

Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (3rd Left), his Wife, Dame Patience Ibifaka Jonathan (3rd Right), Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (2nd Left), his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo (2nd Right), Former Minister for Transport, Dr. Abiye Sekibo (Right) and Sen. George Thompson Sekibo (Left) at the Open-Air Service of Late Engr. Lazarus Iwari Kalama-Sokobe at Okrika National Secondary School Field on 2nd Dec. 2017. Photo.Nwankpa Chijioke

The aide made this known in a statement on Sunday, he said: ‘Our attention has been drawn to a fictional pattern of reports being planted in the media by enemies of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wherein they allege that Former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike are at loggerheads over political issues.

‘These reports are patently false and merely concocted by enemies of the PDP to deceive Nigerians ahead of the forthcoming elective National Convention of the Party.

‘The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Former President Goodluck Jonathan are working together to rebuild the PDP and re-position it for victory in all future elections.

‘Contrary to the views being canvassed in the reports planted by the agents of the APC in sections of the media, there is no premise for any political disagreement between Governor Wike and Former President Goodluck Jonathan, whom he served as a loyal Minister.

‘The Presidential Ticket of the PDP has been zoned to the North, while the National Chairmanship of the Party is Zoned to the South, hence there is no basis for the speculation that there is a conflict, where none exists.

‘We urge members of the public and loyal PDP members to disregard these reports as they are concocted to mislead Nigerians who are tired of the present order.’


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