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Ex-Minister Ogunlewe says Wike’s nomination compensation for role in Tinubu’s election

Written by on July 31, 2023

A former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe is saying that Nyesom Wike’s ministerial nomination is compensation for the ex-Rivers governor’s role in President Bola Tinubu’s emergence. 

Wike who led Rivers State under the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, worked for Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress in the presidential poll following a fallout with the leadership of his party.

About two months after Tinubu was sworn in, the Nigerian leader sent a list of ministerial nominees to the Senate with Wike, who has not officially left the PDP, headlining it.

While the move has stirred controversy with the PDP yet to decide on Wike’s fate, Senator Ogunlewe says the former governor deserves the nomination.


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