- Atiku Abubakar, the PDP's presidential candidate, is having a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike
- The meeting, according to credible media sources, is being held in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja
- There are claims that the aim is to unite the PDP chieftains after the presidential primary from which Atiku emerged victorious
Abuja - An emerging report from Punch indicates that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is said to be having a meeting with his former number one opponent, Governor Nyesom Wike.
The report has it that part of the agenda of the meeting is to unite both PDP heavyweights and form a force to reckon with against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
Among those in attendance is the former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose.
Vanguard gathered that the venue of the said meeting is in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
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Giving his opinion, a social and political commentator, Dozie Ugochukwu, who spoke with Legit.ng on the meeting claimed that Atiku's visit was not a cordial one.
Ugochukwu warned the Rivers governor to be careful in dealing with the former vice president.
"He did not pay him the visit ordinarily. If you know what I mean. Beware of the Fulani and the ability to get you do what you will never contemplate doing."
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The presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this while addressing delegates of the party in Kogi State on Wednesday, May 5.
Wike appealed to the delegates to vote for him at the primaries, saying he has what it takes to govern Nigeria and take it to the promise land.
“The energy in me is too much. I want to use the energy to work for the country.”
2023: Bandits will run if they hear my name, says Nyesom Wike
Wike had told delegates of the PDP in Taraba state that if he secures the party’s presidential ticket and wins the 2023 election, he will take the war to armed bandits currently laying siege in certain parts of the country.
Wike said if bandits hear his name as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, they would run away.
The Rivers start governor said:
“The one problem that our PDP government (under me if elected) must solve is to bring down the level of insecurity in this country otherwise there is no way the economy can grow..."