Adebayo Adenrele

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has met Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State outside the country in preparation for the 2023 general elections.

According to report, Tinubu met with Wike in company of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde in France.

Sources disclosed that the meeting was held in another country other than France.

“Yes, we left Nigeria to meet with Tinubu on Monday. We initially thought it would hold in France because that was where Tinubu went the last time he left the country. We however got signal close to our time of departure that we should proceed somewhere else.”

“Governors Ortom and Makinde who have been supporters of Wike from the beginning were also on the trip,”

“Yes, the discussion was centered on the 2023 election. The Tinubu camp knows the importance of votes from Rivers State and are looking for how to get Wike to work for them,” he also added.

However, while it may looks hard for Wike to abandon PDP because of some of his followers who are already contesting for elections in the party, the Tinubu camp is expecting him to use his influence in the state to work for them and deliver Rivers State for the APC.

NEWSTODAYNG recalled that Wike lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and he has been implacable and cantankerous in his speeches.

It was garnered that he had threatened many members of the PDP in the state who are loyal to Atiku, closing down some businesses owned by them.

Efforts to also reconcile with him have become hard, as meetings between his camp and Atiku’s team ended in deadlock.