The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, met with the Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike and other governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State.
The meeting is the second time Obi would meet with Wike after dumping the PDP and declaring his presidential ambition.
Obi’s meeting was disclosed via Twitter by former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko.
Mimiko disclosed that the meeting was held yesterday night.
Others in attendance include, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo; Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; Mohammed Adoke and several others.
Sharing a photograph of the meeting, Mimiko wrote: “Nice to share some time last night with @GovWike @Donald_Duke @PeterObi @HEDankwambo @GovSamuelOrtom @GovernorIkpeazu, Mohammed Adoke SAN and many other friends.”
Politicians and statesmen in the South-South region were also at the meeting.
After the closed-door meeting which reportedly took place at about 12 am on Tuesday, the guests were seen smiling in a photograph taken in front of the governor’s private residence along Ada George road in Port Harcourt.
The meeting lasted for a few hours but the details of the meeting were not disclosed to newsmen.
However, the Special Assistant on Media to Governor Wike, Kelvin Ebiri, confirmed that Obi visited the Governor’s private residence.
He said, “Obi visited the governor’s private residence”
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate had in June 22nd this year visited the governor and had a closed-door meeting.
Residents and social media users have expressed mixed reactions to the growing political bond between Wike and Obi as the photographs of the said meeting are currently going viral, describing it as a good development.
Obi’s visit is coming amidst thickened crisis between Governor Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar following the outcome of the party’s presidential election and his choice of Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate.
The fallout between Atiku and Wike has continued to gain momentum despite the peace initiative by the party Board of Trustees and other chieftains.