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Nigerians React As Wike Meets Tinubu In France


Aug 23, 2022

Nigerians have reacted to the meeting between the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

Naija News earlier reported that the two politicians reportedly met in Paris, France ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

It was further gathered that loyalists of Governor Wike including Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde and his colleague from Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu also attended the meeting.

The sources quoted by The Cable also suggested that Wike, who is having a running battle with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar may reach agreements to support Tinubu and the APC in the 2023 elections.

The sources added that some horse-trading is part of the agenda of the meeting but Wike has no immediate plan to dump the PDP but will remain within the party and work against Atiku.

The sources however added that if things get worse, then Wike and his team might eventually decamp to the APC or join forces with the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate, Peter Obi.

Following the development, some netizens have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to react to the meeting between the two leaders.

See some of the reactions below.

@godwinakhigbe4 wrote: “No alliance Tinubu will enter with Wike that will swing the election in his favour. Wike’s influence doesn’t go beyond Rivers, and the damage the MM ticket has done is unimaginable.

@Elkrosmediahub wrote: “The only person that might be able to deliver his state for Tinubu is Seyi Makinde. Wike, Ortom and Ikpeazu are just wasting Bobo Chicago’s time abeg.

@TheDJPompin wrote: “While y’all clowns have been busy asking why didn’t Tinubu attend the ongoing NBA General Conference in Lagos, He’s busy strategizing on how to win more people to his camp- his meeting with Gov. Wike in France.”

@MeneEsi wrote: “Politicians will always be politicians, I just hope Nigerians know this and vote right.”

@Olurops wrote: “Nyesom Wike and his loyalists Seyi Makinde, Ortom and Ikpeazu meeting with Tinubu in Paris. This Wike/Atiku issue no go end?”

@Buchyogba wrote: “My Governor has turned to be Wike’s PA. He has literally abandoned governance to follow a man who did averagely well for his people. Whatever political gymnastics they want to make, Obidients kwu chim.

@flexingcute wrote: “We all know Atiku is wasting time and money. The best he can do is collapse his structure for Obi if not this will be his greatest loss ever recorded.”

This article was originally published on Naija News