I didn’t hold any meeting with Wike in France — Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, has dismissed reports of a meeting between him and the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike in France.


The rebuttal is coming following a statement made by Joe Igbokwe, Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Environment and Water Resources that the former Lagos State governor was bid to meet with the controversial Niger Delta born politician in France


Recall that Tinubu had three days ago, travelled to France in what his supporters said was a continuation of his engagements with stakeholders.


However, Tinubu Media Office in a statement signed by Tunde Rahman said although the APC presidential hopeful holds Wike in high esteem but such meeting never held.


He said; “Asiwaju Tinubu’s supposed meeting with Governor Wike in France is Fake News”.


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”, Rahman counselled.








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