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Nyesom Wike Governor's political allies reportedly decamps to APC

Embattled governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, whose election was upturned by the Court of Appeal, has been face with another hurdle.

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Embattled governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, whose election was upturned by the Court of Appeal, has been face with another hurdle.

Recent reports have it that some of Wike's political allies have decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

One of those that decamped was Mr Ndubuisi Nwankwo, who was recently appointed a member of the governing council of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers state by Governor Nyesom Wike.

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Mr Ndubuisi Nwankwo reportedly led 87 leaders of the PDP in local government area of Rivers state to the APC few days ago.

While receiving them, Asita O Asita, the deputy governorship candidate of the APC, commended their courage and claimed that the PDP has lost its popularity in Rivers State.

Another PDP stalwart, Chief Matthew Aleru, has also being registered as a member of the APC.

Similarly, a former PDP chieftain, Chief Bekinbo Soberekon, reportedly visited the APC secretariat recently to register his membership and received his membership card.

Another Igochukwu Dim who ran for the Emohua/Ikwerre federal constituency seat under the PDP has also defected with his numerous supporters.

Many commentators claim that these defection may hamper Governor Wike's victory in the re-run election ordered by the Court of Appeal.

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