Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, is said to meet Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the Congress of Progressives (APC), in Paris, France.
According to insiders,Benue State Governor Samuel Oltom, Oyo’s Seyi Makinde, Abia’s Okezie Ikpeazu, and other PDP supporters loyal to Wike will also attend the meeting.
Wyke and his team are said to have left Nigeria early Monday morning.
“This explains why both Governor Nyesom Wike, who is a leading member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu were both absent at the opening of the ongoing NBA conference in Lagos,” the sources said.
According to sources, Wike and his supporters are negotiating in the meeting to decide whether to support the APC candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
“This meeting is a confirmation that the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, even before the 2022 presidential primaries of the PDP, has been working underground for the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu,” the sources said.
“This move is a clear indication that the Governor Wike-led group has been deceiving the leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in fruitless reconciliation meetings, but has already decided to play the ‘spoiler game’ by destroying the party from within, frustrate the chances of the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar or when the push comes to shove, move en mass to the APC or Labour Party when the PDP least expected. ”
The Wike led delegates are also scheduled to meet Peter Obi, the Labor Party’s presidential candidate.