Wike visits Tinubu in France, says APC chieftain, Joe Igbokwe
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, has hinted that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has visited the All Progressive Congress’ presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in France.
The PUNCH earlier reported that Tinubu had on Monday, left the country for France.
In a statement on his official Facebook page on Thursday, Igbokwe claimed that Wike, who was a former presidential aspirant of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, had visited Tinubu in France.
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.”
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.
The development is coming in the wake of Tinubu’s statement on Sunday that he was still searching for his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
Wike, however, had disclosed on Tuesday that he was in Turkey, alongside his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, for a “much needed vacation.”
This is coming amid speculations that Wike may dump the Peoples Democratic Party, due to the fallout over the presidential primary of the party and the failure of the party’s presidential standard-bearer, Atiku Abubakar, to pick the Rivers governor as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.