Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu did not meet Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike in France as alleged, Tinubu’s spokesman Tunde Rahman said on Friday.
An APC chieftain in Lagos Joe Igbokwe posted on Facebook on Thursday that Wike, who is holidaying in Turkey, met with Tinubu in France. He however deleted the post on Friday.
Reacting to the fuzz caused by Mr Igbokwe’s post, Tinubu’s media office said the duo did not meet in France or anywhere else.
“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,” Mr Rahman said in a statement.
“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.”
The statement added that Tinubu, as stated earlier, is in France for “important engagements” and would return to the country soon.