The Rivers state governor and frontline contender for the 2023 PDP presidential ticket, Barr. Nyesom Wike, allegedly had a meeting with the APC presidential flagbearer, Bola Ahmed tinubu in France, according to a statement by Joe Igbokwe, an APC chieftain.
Joe Igbokwe, a Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Drainage and Water Resources hinted this in a statement posted on his Facebook page on thursday.
Igbokwe, who is a former spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State wrote, “While they are on social media abusing everybody, Governor Wike goes to France to meet Asiwaju.
“Abuse, calling names, hate, and bigotry are no strategy. They hated and abused PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) since 2015 and now they have transferred the aggression to Asiwaju. We wait and see.”
Mr. Tinubu departed Nigeria on Monday shortly after he held a closed-door meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Wike, however, had disclosed on Tuesday that he was in Turkey, alongside his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, for a “much needed vacation.”
There are wide speculations that Wike may leave the PDP for the APC soon.
An ally of Wike and governor of Benue state, Mr. Samuel Ortom hinted in an interview with Arise TV that Wike is agrieved and may ot support the PDP presidential flagbearer, Mr Atiku Abubakar.
Ortom also stated that Wike should be appeased by party leadership so that everyone in the PDP can work to deliver Atiku in 2023.