The unthinkable happened in Rivers State Thursday when arch enemies to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike were made to ride in the same chopper.
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, who was visiting Rivers State and was received at the Port Harcourt International Airport by Wike insisted that they – Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Magnus Abe (sworn enemies to the Governor),Wike and himself – rode in the same chopper.
It was a tug of war as the Acting President insisted that Amaechi and Abe will escort him to the commissioning of some projects in the state.
It started when Amaechi stepped out of the Presidential Jet, with shouts of “the Lion” by APC faithful who besieged the airport, then next was Senator Abe.
Both Rivers APC leaders then walked down to where the chopper was waiting for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
As the Acting President alighted from the Presidential Jet, he was received on hand by Gov. Wike and a handful of traditional rulers and others who queued for a formal handshake with the visitor.
The climax was when Wike pointed at the already waiting BMW to chauffeur drive Osinbajo who insisted rather that they walked to the already waiting Chopper where Amaechi, Abe and others were already seated.
Wike worries were visible as he tried hard to convince the Acting President to go with him and commission just one project, but Osinbajo insisted that they head to the Chopper for the venue of the commissioning of the world standard fertilizer project built by the INDORAMA Group.
Disappointed, the Governor had to leave his aides, supporters and convoy behind and joined Osinbajo to the Chopper where APC faithful were already singing the praise of Amaechi.