Obasanjo, Wike, Peter Obi, others are in London

a former president, Olusegun Obasanjohas met Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi in London. The trio met Thursday along with Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke. Although details of the meeting were not released, a source who did not want to be named because they were not authorized to speak told PREMIUM TIMES that she was no stranger to preparations ahead of the 2023 general election. The meeting comes just 24 hours after Wike met All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu in the UK. An official from a Tinubu support group, Realwan Okpanachi, said the two men met in London to discuss a “strategic alliance ahead of the 2023 presidential election and recognized the need to work together to ensure Tinubu becomes president in 2023”. Appointment in the midst of the crisis Mr Wike’s meeting with Messrs Obasanjo and Obi also comes amid a crisis rocking the PDP with Mr Wike and the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar still at loggerheads despite reconciliation moves . The two men formed separate committees to represent them at the reconciliation talk. While the first planned meeting fell through due to a lack of agreement on the venue, the second meeting, which took place last week, was stalled with some party leaders also pleading with the governor not to leave the PDP. . The meeting also comes amid speculation that he is considering joining the APC, as he has been seen cavorting with some APC governors lately. Meanwhile, an official from the PDP secretariat told this newspaper that Mr. Atiku flew to London and is scheduled to meet Mr. Wike later. Atiku warns the group members Atiku has also urged PDP members and supporters to desist from making statements that could compromise efforts to strengthen the party. In a statement from his media adviser, Paul Ibe, Atiku said the appeal was necessary to draw the attention of party leaders and members to the APC’s diversionary antics which, by fabricating a false impression of division within the PDP, it seeks to mislead the Nigerian public by overlooking the failures of the ruling party. He said that while Nigerians look up to the PDP to topple the APC, “this expectation is why the APC is nervous about its impending fall in next year’s general election. It is also the reason why the ruling party is manipulating the political process to create a sense of division in the PDP.” “It is for this reason that we call on all true members of the PDP and all those who really want the success of the PDP presidential candidate not to fall for the antics of APC by making statements that could give credence to the false claim of the divisions in the PDP”. He said that all party leaders, including Mr. Wike and all PDP governors, are united to work for the PDP’s victory in next year’s general election across the board. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Obasanjo, Wike, Peter Obi, others are in London