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Tinubu Speaks On Meeting With Governor Wike




The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to speculations that he had a meeting in France with the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

Reacting to the speculation through his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman on Friday, Tinubu described the rumour started by Joe Igbokwe as “fake news”.

This development comes after reports that Wike shunned the emissaries of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP ) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Turkey.

Following the division that rocked the PDP after Atiku’s emergence; there had been reports that Tinubu and Wike met over issues concerning the 2023 presidential election in France.

There were also speculations that Wike and some PDP governors are aggrieved over the emergence of the party’s presidential candidate from the North.

“It’s time for South to produce the president,” one of the aggrieved PDP leaders, Ayodele Fayose, said recently.

However, Rahman noted that though the APC presidential candidate holds Wike in high esteem; no meeting was held between them in France.

The statement read, “We have seen a viral social media post made by one of the chieftains of All Progressives Congress in Lagos State and media reports emanating from same about a supposed meeting in France between APC Presidential Standard-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State,” the statement said.

“It has become imperative to set the record straight. Although Asiwaju Tinubu is presently in France; he didn’t have any meeting with Governor Wike whether in that country or anywhere whatsoever.

“This, however, does not detract from the fact that the APC presidential candidate holds Governor Wike in high esteem.

“And given the national and across-party line’s appeal of Asiwaju Tinubu’s candidature; he will not hesitate to meet any important national leader when desirable.

“As made public earlier, Asiwaju Tinubu is in France for some important engagements. He will return to the country shortly.

“We would like, once again, to advice journalists to always cross-check their information with appropriate officers before rushing to press to avoid unintended errors.”

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