Some governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress are currently meeting with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, ahead of the 2023 elections.
The governors include Kayode Fayemi; Rotimi Akeredolu and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Ekiti, Ondo, and Lagos States respectively.
Others in their entourage include the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji; former Ekiti State governor and Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Ayodele Fayose, among others.
It was learnt that Wike, who lost the PDP presidential ticket to Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is meeting with the APC chieftains and others at his country home in the Port Harcourt area of the state.
As of the time of this report, the purpose of the visit by APC governors and the subsequent meeting with their host is unknown.
Before the APC governors’ visit, there had been reports that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and Wike met in France, but were debunked by the former Lagos State governor’s media, Tunde Rahman, describing the reports as “fake news”.
But it appears the APC governors may want to bank on the recent fallout of Wike with PDP leadership after the main opposition party’s presidential primary to woo the Rivers governor to their side ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Sequel to his victory at the PDP convention, where Atiku beat Wike and other contenders to the presidential ticket, the former vice president had nominated Okowa as his running mate, despite the recommendation of Wike by a 17-man committee set up by the party.