- Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the NNPP, paid a visit to Governor Wike in Port Harcourt on Friday, June 24
- A former governor of Ekiti state and PDP chieftain, Ayo Fayose, was also present at the meeting alongside Kwankwaso's delegation
- It was gathered that Kwankwaso was in the south-south state to seek Wike’s support for his presidential ambition
Port Harcourt, Rivers state - The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has paid a private visit to Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday, June 24.
Kwankwaso, who led a delegation of his party leaders and friends, was said to have held crucial discussions with Wike behind closed doors.
Kwankwaso, after the meeting which had a former Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose, in attendance, posed for photographs and left in the evening without disclosing the reason for his visit, The Nation reported.
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It was, however learnt that the former Kano Governor in the meeting, which held on Friday at the Governor’s Port Harcourt country home, sought Wike’s support for his presidential ambition.
Kwankwaso came a few days after the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi paid a similar private visit to Wike.
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Speaking about the visit, Obi via his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, disclosed that he visited Port Harcourt to confer with the governor about vital issues of national interest.
"Earlier today, I visited Port-Harcourt, to confer with H.E. @GovWike on vital issues of national interest," the Labour Party presidential candidate wrote.
PDP troubled over Wike’s romance with APC, Umahi, Obi, others
Meanwhile, there is uneasy calm in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the romance of Governor Wike with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party (LP).
Wike’s hope to become the running mate of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was dashed on June 16 when the latter picked Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa against the recommendation of the party’s advisory council on the running mate selection.
Since losing out in the vice presidential race, politicians from other parties have been wooing the Rivers state governor.