The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has backed Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for second term, snubbing the candidate of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, Olajide Adediran also known as Jandor.
This was confirmed in a statement by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.
Akosike wrote, “Breaking: Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike endorses Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for second term in office. Details later.”
Wike is in attendance at the ongoing 22nd National Women’s Conference in Victoria Island.
The annual conference, with the theme ‘Spring Forth, Stand Out,’ is organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), and will end on Thursday.
Governor Wike said the involvement of women in politics and decision making in Lagos State is helping the state continue to set the pace.
He also expressed his amazement over COWLSO, promising to replicate all he has learnt from the conference.
Wike has been in a running battle with his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the choice of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Rivers Governor among four other state governors of the party are also holding out for the resignation of national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu and have stated won’t support the party’s electoral campaign activities until Ayu resigns.