Wike And Tinubu Did Not Meet In France- Spokesperson
According to the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu did not meet with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State while in France.
Media reports regarding the meeting were referred to as “fake news” in a statement released by the Tinubu Media Office on Friday.
“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,” read the statement issued by Tunde Rahman, Mr. Tinubu’s spokesperson.
“This, however, does not detract from the fact that the APC presidential candid ate holds Governor Wike in high esteem.”
Mr. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, traveled to France on Monday “for an important meeting,” his spokesperson had said in a statement earlier this week.
Mr. Wike is on vacation in Turkey, which is around 3,000 kilometers away from France. Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, won the PDP presidential nomination.
Read the statement by Mr. Tinubu’s media office below.
Asiwaju Tinubu’s supposed meeting with Governor Wike in France is Fake News
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 the 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 line 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.
Tinubu Media Office