Admin l Thursday, August 25, 2022
LONDON – Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has finally met with the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike.
Atiku met Wike in London in company of other PDP governors. Those at the meeting include, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and Samuel Ortom of Benue State and other PDP governors.
The meeting came after several botched attempt to reconcile Atiku with Wike by representatives of the PDP presidential candidate.
Recall that Wike reacted angrily shortly after Atiku picked the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate after the PDP primaries. Nyesom Wike who came second during the primaries had anticipated that he would be the running mate but this was not to be.
This development resulted in bad blood with Wike’s comments and body language suggesting he is contemplating working for another party in the 2023 elections.
The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi met twice with Wike behind closed doors in Port Harcourt; a delegation of the All Progressive Congress, APC led by Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi also met with Wike all in a bid t convince Wike to decamp or work for the APC.
But Wike had insisted that he remains in the PDP. Earlier today, Wike also met with former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in company of Peter Obi, Seyi Makinde in company of other governors, all this meeting in London.
However, prior to this meeting, the APC had in a statement said its Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is in London meeting with Wike, and another PDP governor as part of effort to gather traction ahead of the 2023 general election.
So far, the APC is yet to share photos of Tinubu meeting with Wike and others.