Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike recently met with Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, once more in preparation for the general elections of 2023.
Olusegun Mimiko, the former governor of Ondo State, attended the meeting on Monday night at Wike’s private residence in Port Harcourt.
The Rivers leader also met with former governors of the Cross River, Donald Duke; Benue, Samuel Ortom; Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu; and Gombe, Ibrahim Dankwambo, among others.
The meeting’s aim could not be determined, but it might have anything to do with the general elections in 2023.
On Tuesday, Mimiko posted a picture of herself with the lawmakers on Twitter and expressed how pleasant it was to spend time with them.
“Nice to share some time last night with @GovWike @Donald_Duke @PeterObi @HEDankwambo @GovSamuelOrtom, @GovernorIkpeazu, Mohammed Adoke SAN and many other friends,” he tweeted.
Following Wike’s meeting with the LP presidential candidate, Obi and Wike met on Monday. Similar to the last meeting, neither politician disclosed the purpose of the most recent gathering.
Likewise, on Thursday, August 11, Mimiko last had a meeting with Wike at his home in Port Harcourt.
The Rivers Governor has been meeting with top politicians recently, especially those from other political divides.
Amid rumours that he may leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after failing to secure the party’s presidential nomination, he has entertained prominent political people.
Wike has consistently vowed his allegiance to the main opposition party. Still, his body language raises the possibility that he may not be supporting Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s nominee for president, in the general election of 2023.