Thursday August 11, 2022 5:51 PM

Tinubu denies holding meeting with Wike in France

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has refuted having a meeting between him and the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, in France.

It will be recalled that  a chieftain of the APC in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, claimed there was a meeting between the duo.

Speaking on Friday  night, the Tinubu Media Officer, Tunde Rahman said although Asiwaju holds Wike in high esteem, such a meeting never took place.

Part of the statement 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.

“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.”

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