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Wike: How I tried to persuade Tinubu to join PDP



Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, for his “steadfastness” and loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the challenges he had faced in the ruling party.

CITYNEWS NIGERIA reports that Governor Wike recalled that between 2017 and 2018, after a meeting in Paris, France with former senate president, Bukola Saraki; Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal; and others, he was sent to persuade the former Lagos State governor to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Wike spoke on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by Tinubu and his allies to the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt. The APC presidential campaign rally held in Rivers State on Wednesday.

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“I came to your (Tinubu) house in Bourdillon. I came and said to you sir, look at the way the country is moving. There is no way we can allow the current president to continue in 2019. You now asked me, okay, what are the alternatives? I said sir, we have Atiku (Abubakar), we have Tambuwal, we have Bukola. You laughed. You said look I will remain with Buhari. If these are your alternatives, I will remain Buhari, that I don’t know them,” Wike said.


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