The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Friday defined why he met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) rival, Atiku Abubakar, in London.
The governor met with the PDP presidential candidate in London on Thursday night in what many seen as essentially the most important step by the get together to resolve the disagreement arising from the selection of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as vice-presidential candidate in June.
A number of hours earlier, Wike and his supporters together with the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Labour Occasion presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the British capital.
He met with Tinubu in the identical metropolis on Wednesday.
Wike, who addressed journalists on the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport, shortly after his arrival from London, mentioned his group was extra in a greater Nigeria, therefore their determination to seek the advice of extensively with individuals who need the most effective for the nation.
He mentioned the nation’s political leaders are searching for options to the nation’s challenges.
The governor insisted that management is just not about one particular person and the curiosity of his household, however concerning the collective curiosity of Nigerians.
He additionally decried premium consideration given to faith and ethnicity by Nigerians in the nation’s management recruitment course of.
Wike mentioned: “Let me affirm to you that that is the primary time as a group that we’re assembly with presidential candidates.
“We met with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and we met with our chief, former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
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“We met the presidential candidate of the Labour Occasion, Peter Obi. We additionally met with our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. For no matter it’s value, session is ongoing.
“No matter we’re speaking about, is for the curiosity of Nigeria and Nigerians. It isn’t parochial and tied to at least one individual or group of individuals.
“We consider that with what’s going on, will probably be for the curiosity of Nigerians on the finish of the day.
“Session continues to be ongoing. By no means thoughts some individuals who don’t consider in the existence of this nation.
“Management is just not about you and your loved ones. Management is about all people. It’s unlucky that we’re in a rustic now the place a person finishes eight years as a governor and brings his personal son as a governor too and as a member of the Nationwide Meeting.”
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