Tinubu Comments on Alleged Meeting With Wike

Kosi Uchenna

The Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has refuted claims that he met with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in France ahead of the general election next year.

Tinubu is currently in France on what his team described as continuation of far-reaching engagements with key stakeholders.

Recall that a bigwig of the ruling APC in Lagos Stae, Joe Igbokwe had disclosed the meeting between the duo, according to media reports.

Reacting to the claim, Tinubu’s media team in a statement signed by Tunde Rahman debunked the claim while stating that his principal holds Wike in high esteem.

Rahman said; “Asiwaju Tinubu’s supposed meeting with Governor Wike in France is Fake News”.

The statement partly reads; “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.

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“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. 

“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”, Rahman advised.

Source: Vanguard

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