Wike reveals purpose of talks with Atiku, Tinubu, OBJ, Obi in London

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has opened up on his London meetings with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The governor said the meetings which he described as consultations were ahead of the 2023 elections and in the best interest of the nation. He spoke on Friday at the VIP Lounge of the Port Harcourt International Airport following his arrival in the country.

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According to the governor, consultations were still on as no concrete decision has been taken. He also said that the meetings dwelt on the need to rise above parochial interest and save Nigeria for future generations.

Wike has recently become the darling of political parties following his fallout with the PDP presidential candidate over the choice of a vice presidential candidate as other political parties had been jostling for his attention to boost their electoral fortunes.

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But Wike said, “What we are talking about is for the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. It is not a parochial thing – being centred on a person or group of persons.”