Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, recently reconnected with Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, in advance of the 2023 general elections.
Olusegun Mimiko, the former governor of Ondo State, was present at the meeting, which took place on Monday night at Wike’s home 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, according to Channels Television.
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.
It was nice to spend time with @GovernorWike, @Donald Duke, @PeterObi, @HEDankwambo, @GovSamuelOrtom, @GovernorIkpeazu, Mohammed Adoke SAN, and many other friends last night, he tweeted.
— Dr Olusegun Mimiko (@Segunmimiko) August 16, 2022
After Wike met with the LP presidential candidate, they met with Obi on Monday. The purpose of the most recent encounter, like the one before it, was kept a secret by both politicians.
Similarly, Mimiko last saw Wike on Thursday, August 11 at his home in Port Harcourt.
Recently, the governor of Rivers has met with prominent politicians, particularly those from opposing political parties.
Amid rumors that he may leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after failing to secure the party’s presidential nomination, he has been entertaining prominent political people.
Wike has consistently vowed his allegiance to the main opposition party, but 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.