Adebayo Adenrele

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has stated that his meeting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in London is for the betterment of the Country.

Wike added that his consultation, alongside Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, were beyond partisan politics.

He noted the topmost in their agenda at the meeting to be changing the fortunes of the country.

In his words, “I can confirm that this is the first time as a team that we are meeting with presidential candidates. We met with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC and we met with our leader, former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.”

“We met the presidential candidate of Labour Party. We also met with our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. For whatever it’s worth, consultation is ongoing.”

“Whatever we are talking about, is for the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. It is not parochial and tied to one person or group of persons. We believe that with what is going on, it will be for the interest of Nigerians at the end of the day.”

Wike equally said that leadership should not be about one individual and the interest of families but about the collective interest of everybody.

“Leadership is not about you and your family. Leadership is about everybody. It’s unfortunate that we are in a country now where a man finishes eight years as a governor and brings his own son as a governor too and as member of National Assembly.”

“It’s only in this part of the world that you can see that, when we are talking about poverty everywhere. These are people who do not mean well for this Nigeria.”