By Uthman Salami
The news that the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike visited the Presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in France has sent a wave of shock within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Yesterday, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, hinted that Wike visited the All Progressive Congress’ presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in France.
Recall that Tinubu had earlier departed for France in continuation of further consultations against the 2023 presidential election.
While commenting on his Facebook page, Igbokwe claimed that Wike, who was a former presidential aspirant of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party and current Governor of Rivers State, had visited Tinubu in France.
He said, “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.”
Earlier, Governor Wike had disclosed that he was in Turkey, alongside his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, for a “much needed vacation.”
Speculations are rife that Wike may dump the Peoples Democratic Party, following his 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.