Can it be true that the Rivers State Government under Governor Nyesom Wike has cancelled a contract awarded to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP?
There are persons within the ruling party who think this might be the case.
Some sources within the administration who spoke to the Telegraph say relations between the State Governor and the Chairman of the party at the centre may have broken down irreparably.
Prince Uche Secondus is alleged to be working against the interest of the party in Rivers by close Wike associates.
These associates are equally pointing accusing fingers at the chairman whom they think might be in league with those who are currently fighting to dislodge the party’s executive committee headed by Ambassador Desmond Akawor.
Within PDP circles, it is known that Secondus is planning to run for another tenure.
This time, he is not likely to have the back of Governor Wike.
The thinking in Rivers PDP is that Secondus has linked up with the Atiku Abubakar camp which is bent on controlling the party apparatus.
Secondus, it would appear, stands between the aspirations of Wike and his friends and the eventual direction of the party which might determine who gets the presidential ticket.
Yet, there is another catch. Wike might find it difficult to produce the governor of his choice if Secondus remains in the saddle as National Chairman.
Insiders in the PDP say that the possibility of Secondus posing a threat to the Governor’s alleged plot is causing him sleepless nights
To cut his wings, Governor Wike has allegedly decided to place a mouth-watering contract awarded to the National Chairman purportedly on hold.