The supposed meeting in France between the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike has been described as false.
Tinubu’s media aide, Mr Tunde Rahman, made the denial on Friday night in a statement.
It would be recalled that the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Drainage and Water Resources, Mr Joe Igbokwe, had his Facebook page on Thursday said Wike was having a meeting with Tinubu in France.
Igbokwe wrote: “While they are on social media abusing everybody, Governor Wike goes to France to meet Asiwaju. Abuse, calling names, hate and bigotry are no strategy. They hated and abused PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) since 2015 and now they have transferred the aggression to Asiwaju. We wait and see.”
Rahman, in the statement on Friday night, however dismissed Igbokwe’s post.
He said: “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.
“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.”