Tinubu Dispels Report Of Secret Meeting With Wike In France As Speculations Rage


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Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, has denied media claims that he met with Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, in France as part of preparations for the 2023 general elections.

A top APC official and aide to the governor of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, had claimed that Tinubu met with Wike.

However, the APC candidate, who is reportedly in France for a continuation of high-level engagements with stakeholders, denied this.

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Despite his strong regard for Governor Wike, Tinubu said in a statement released by his media office Friday night, July 1, that no such meeting ever took place.

The statement signed by Tunde Rahman titled, “Asiwaju Tinubu’s supposed meeting with Governor Wike in France is Fake News,” noted;

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.

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.

The statement, nonetheless, clarified that Tinubu holds Governor Wike in high regard and will not hesitate to meet with any national leader on topical discussions.

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 lines 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 advise journalists to always cross-check their information with appropriate officers before rushing to press to avoid unintended errors.


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