Tinubu did not meet Wike in France – Spokesperson

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All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not met with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike in France, a spokesman said on Friday.

Reports had emerged online of a supposed meeting between Tinubu and Wike, a leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

But a statement signed by a spokesman for the Tinubu media office, Tunde Rahman, called the reports false.

“We have seen a viral social media post from one of the All Progressives Congress Leaders in Lagos State and media reports emanating from him about a supposed meeting in France between APC Presidential Flag Bearer Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State,” the statement read.

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“It has become imperative to set the record straight. Although Asiwaju Tinubu is currently in France, he has had no meeting with Governor Wike, either in that country or elsewhere.

“This, however, does not detract from the fact that the APC presidential candidate holds Governor Wike in high esteem.

“And given the national and cross-party appeal of Asiwaju Tinubu’s candidacy, he will not hesitate to meet with any important national leader when it is desirable.

“As made public earlier, Asiwaju Tinubu is in France for important engagements. He will soon return to the country.

“We would, once again, advise journalists to always cross-check their information with the appropriate agents before rushing in to avoid inadvertent errors.”

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