Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, on Friday, said that his London meetings with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, Labor Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and former President Olusegun Obasanjo were in light of the interest of the nation.

He spoke on Friday at the VIP Lounge of the Port Harcourt International Airport on his arrival from London.

Wike said dialogue was still on as no substantial decision had been taken adding that the meetings harped on the need save Nigeria for future generations.

“What we are talking about is for the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. It is not a parochial thing – being centered on a person or group of persons.

“We believe that what is going on will be in the interest of Nigerians at the end of the day. Consultation is still ongoing. Nothing we have said now has been concretized. Discussions are going on.

“Leadership is not about you and your family. Leadership is about everybody. Somebody finishes eight years as governor, he brings his own son to be governor, brings his son to go to National Assembly?” the governor asked.


“It is only in this part of the world that you can see that. When we are talking about poverty everywhere? These are people who do not mean well for Nigeria.”


“No amount of insults or blackmail can deter us from doing the right thing. So, we are poised for it and there will be no going back,” Wike said.


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State who was with him additionally said the meetings were in the best interest of the country.



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