Why Makinde is following Wike around – CJN 


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, has advanced reason Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, always tags along his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, albeit jocularly.  

Ariwoola is from Oyo State, while Makinde is one of the five governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by Wike, calling for an end to Iyorchia Ayu’s chairmanship of the party.  

The governors are making a show of their position and are always together. 

Speaking at a banquet the Rivers governor treated him to in Port Harcourt, the CJN on a lighter note, said Makinde’s reason for keeping Wike’s company was due to the Oyo governor’s wife who hails from Rivers.  

He said the governor (Makinde) entertained fear his Rivers in-law may recall their daughter (his wife) if he is not on Wike’s side.   

His word,   “That is why we should not be scared to have these men of the integrity group. And I am happy that my own governor is among them because he would try to imitate his friend and in-law because we came here to marry for my governor. 

“So, Governor Wike will always threaten that he will call back his sister if my governor fails to play ball. That is why you see him following his Excellency (Wike) because my governor is afraid of his wife being recalled.” 





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