A former Nationwide Welfare Secretary of the APC, Kabir Masari, has confirmed that the get collectively’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, met with the Governor of River State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in London.
Mr Masari, who was the the placeholder for APC vice presidential place, acknowledged the meeting was fruitful.
Mr Wike, who was a contestant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential essential and misplaced to a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has been at loggerheads collectively together with his get collectively’s presidential candidate over the choice of his working mate.
He beforehand met with excessive APC members along with the Speaker of the Residence of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Aliyu Wamakko, the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, in addition to his Ondo and Lagos counterparts, Rotimi Akeredolu, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, amongst others.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Mr Masari acknowledged the earlier Governor of Lagos State met Mr Wike as part of the 2023 calculations.
“Certain, it’s true they (Messrs Tinubu and Wike) met they usually’d proceed to satisfy by God’s grace. The meeting was associated to the 2023 primary elections and we now know His Excellency Nyesom Wike goes to work for us (Tinubu’s workforce) and we’d win merely,” he acknowledged.
He acknowledged the Rivers Governor didn’t need to affix the APC sooner than he could assist the get collectively to succeed in the presidential contest.
“Correctly, I can’t say whether or not or not he would defect to APC or not nevertheless he doesn’t need to decamp to APC to work for us. You acknowledge Wike is a big-time politician, a sitting governor with administration of his state and even totally different States attributable to his sort of administration and the good understanding he has with people and totally different politicians,” he acknowledged.
When reminded that the PDP has moreover reached out to Mr Wike to settle their rift, Mr Masari acknowledged he couldn’t predict the long term nevertheless the meeting with Messrs Tinubu and Wike was “fruitful.”
“I don’t know what would happen in the near future nevertheless from what we’ve seen and know so far, the meeting was fruitful. We’re going to work with him and he may very well be useful to us… Don’t neglect that it was APC that introduced concerning the failure of APC in Bauchi, it was members of the get collectively that led to the defeat of the Governor from their very personal get collectively. In Adamawa too. So what I want people to know, any person can nonetheless make it easier to even with out turning into a member of your get collectively if he wishes to,” he acknowledged.
We’re in a position to work with Amaechi
Mr Masari moreover acknowledged the get collectively and Tinubu’s advertising marketing campaign workforce would work with the quick former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who’s Mr Wike’s predecessor and arch-rival.
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He acknowledged the selection to succeed in out to Mr Wike was not an attempt to spite Mr Amaechi.
“No, no. Amaechi is a top-party member. One of many essential important get collectively members. We’re in a position to work with him and another particular person from the state (Rivers) for the success of the get collectively. We don’t have any disadvantage with him (Amaechi) on account of he’s a member of our get collectively,” he acknowledged.
He added that other than Mr Wike, Tinubu’s workforce may be reaching out to totally different state governors from the opposition get collectively.
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