- Amid the threatening crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi visited Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday, September 30
- The meeting between the Labour Party (LP)'s presidential candidate and Governor Wike was held in Rivers state
- It was gathered that Obi want the Rivers governor to support his ambition so that he can get massive votes in the south-south during the presidential poll in 2023
Rivers - Reliable sources said that Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP)'s presidential candidate, paid a visit to Governor Nyesom Wike in Rivers on Friday, September 30.
Although the agenda and details of the meeting are yet unknown, in photos shared online by Wike, he was seen shaking hands in front of his Rivers residence with Obi.
Speaking on the meeting, Wike wrote:
“It was nice hosting my brother @PeterObi once again.”
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2023 presidency: Obi allegedly seeks Wike's support
However, a source who spoke with The Nation revealed that the main point of the discussion between both southeast politicians was the forthcoming presidential election.
The source claimed that the former Anambra governor was interested in getting Wike to throw his weight behind him to boost votes for him in the south-south region during the election.
Obi, as reported by the same source is of the view that the recent crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could sway Wike to support him.
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It was learnt members of Wike’s team had arrived in Port Harcourt to wait for the team from the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, for a scheduled reconciliation talk when they heard that Atiku’s team was not coming.
Source share close details
A source, who was in Port Harcourt with one of the Wike’s team members, said the Wike’s team was disappointed that Atiku’s camp postponed the meeting without adequately communicating to them.