Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State met with his counterpart from Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, on Saturday amid reports that he and his allies in the Peoples Democratic Party forum met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu this week in London and struck a deal to support the former Lagos governor against the PDP’s Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 election.
The widely reported agreement between Tinubu and the G5 Governors is anticipated to become official in January.
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Udom, the PDP presidential campaign council’s chairman, visited Governor Wike at his private residence today (Saturday) in Rumueprikom, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, out of concern over the development.
Samuel Ortom of Benue State, another “G5” governor, was also present.
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After the meeting, Wike characterised it as friendly.
“Politics will not split up families and alienate friends.
Everyone is aware of my friendship with Udom, and I plan to keep it that way.
We might have different political opinions or affiliations, but that should not sever our bonds of brotherhood or drive a wedge between us. said Wike.
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