Peter Obi Visits Wike In Rivers
Presidential Flag Bearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has paid a visit to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike at his private residence in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
On arrival, Obi was taken inside where he had a meeting with the governor behind closed doors.
Both men, however, did not speak on the purpose of the meeting, as Journalists were not granted access.
Peter Obi’s visit comes four days after the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi also met with Governor Wike at about 9:00 pm behind closed doors.
The meeting also comes days after Obi returned from Egypt where he went to “understudy by what miracle the third biggest economy in Africa after South Africa and Nigeria moved their power generation from 20,000 megawatts to over 40,000 megawatts in four years,” a statement by his aide stated.
Governor Wike, on the other hand, had run for the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket but lost to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Thereafter, he was considered as a viable running mate to Atiku alongside two others.
He, however, lost the chance to Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Speaking about Okowa’s nomination, National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, said a 17-member committee had been set up by the party to pick a running mate.
According to him, the committee had submitted three names to Atiku to choose from and the former Vice President made a final decision.
Atiku said choosing from the options was difficult.
He also noted that some of the qualities he looked out for included someone who understands the enormity of the challenges facing the country and one who has demonstrated, from experience, that he can proffer some solutions.
The Waziri of Adamawa said he looked out for one who has the qualities of a president, who can stand in for him when he’s not around.
According to him, while all the three names submitted were qualified, he had to settle for just one – Okowa.