The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu did not meet with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State while in France.
Media reports about the meeting were referred to as “fake news”. This according to a statement released by the Tinubu Media Office on Friday.
“It is now essential to correct the record. Although Asiwaju Tinubu is currently in France. He had no meetings with Governor Wike there or anywhere else, according to a statement made by Mr. Tinubu’s spokesperson, Tunde Rahman.
This, however, does not take away from the fact that Governor Wike is held in high regard by the APC presidential candidate.
The former governor of Lagos, Mr. Tinubu, travelled to France on Monday “for an important meeting,” according to a statement released by his spokesperson earlier this week.
Mr. Wike is on vacation in Turkey, which is about 3,000 kilometres away from France. Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, won the PDP presidential nomination.
Wike Tinubu in france press release
Read the media office’s statement from Mr. Tinubu below.
Asiwaju Tinubu’s supposed meeting with Governor Wike in France is Fake News
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 advice journalists to always cross-check their information with appropriate officers before rushing to press to avoid unintended errors.
Tinubu Media Office
July 1, 2022.
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