The unusual happened last night on Monday, October 9, when the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, paid a surprise visit to the residence of the former Kwara State governor and ex-President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
The visit was one which took many by surprise.
If you recall, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was split into factions before the 2023 presidential polls, with one half in the camp of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the other half with Wike, who was the then-governor of Rivers State.
This break-up was due to disagreement over the zoning tradition of the party, which was stipulated in the party’s constitution.
Last night Wike visited Bukola Saraki at his home in Abuja. pic.twitter.com/0XdtL4QJVt
— Sarki. (@Waspapping_) October 10, 2023
See some reactions below;
Both men’s photos sparked mixed reactions on social media as many welcomed the development.
Magaji Murtala wrote:
“@bukolasaraki is a man of all, the awaiting president of Nigeria. May Allah bless oloye, omo baba oloye.”
Mohammed Soliu wrote:
“That’s the quality of leadership, Saraki is a Political mountain that every hills walk up to.”
Daniel Atayi said:
“But is Wike still in PDP or he wants unity Government? And if he seeks Unity Government why are other Parties Candidate not in the cabinet of the APC administration of PBAT? Don’t forget that @Abubakarsarki is the Man PDP hopes to lead the party!”