A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibrahim Masari, has disclosed that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, will support the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 election.
Wike, who is a strong member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has recently fallen out with the leadership of his party over the result of the PDP’s presidential primary.
Masari confirmed reports that Wike met with Tinubu in London on Tuesday.
The APC 2023 vice presidential placeholder, during an interview with BBC Hausa service, also described Rivers governors as a big politician.
He said, “The meeting was basically on the 2023 presidential election and by God’s grace, we are going to work with governor Nyesom Wike. He will assist and we are going to win the election with ease, by the will of God.
“This is because Wike is a big politician, a governor and has control in some other states apart from his state. He is good to the people and has associated with his people peacefully. By the grace of God, he will be of help to us.
“If you could remember, it was APC that caused the failure of APC in Bauchi; it was members of the party that led to the defeat of the governor from their own party. In Adamawa, too. So, what I want people to understand, someone can still assist you even without joining your party if he wants to.”