Wike’s UK meeting with Obasanjo, Obi, Atiku heightens 2023 puzzle

Wike’s UK meeting with Obasanjo, Obi, Atiku heightens 2023 puzzle

Exactly a week after former President Olusegun Obasanjo hosted the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in his Abeokuta home, he, yesterday, led the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, to meet the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, in London, in what political watchers believe is high-stake negotiation ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Wike attended the meeting with his allies, including Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, among others.

This came 48 hours after Tinubu’s London meeting with Wike and associates became public knowledge and hours before another strategic meeting between Wike and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, also in London.

Last night, the long-awaited meeting between Atiku and Wike was finally held in London. Details of the meeting between the two PDP gladiators were not disclosed but it centered around reconciliation, the need to move the party forward, and seeking Wike’s support for Atiku in the forthcoming general election.

The meeting, which had been long expected since after the duo fell out in aftermath of the PDP presidential primary, had four other PDP governors in attendance.

Present at the meeting was Governor Ahmed Umaru Fintiri of Atiku’s home state of Adamawa, and the trio of Wike’s allies, Ortom, Makinde, and Ikpeazu.

Although details of yesterday’s twin meetings were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, it was gathered that they were not unconnected with preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Source: the Guardian

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