The closed-door meeting lasted for a few hours at the governor’s private residence in Port Harcourt.
“Earlier today, I visited Port-Harcourt, to confer with H.E. @GovWike on vital issues of national interest,” Obi tweeted, signing off with his signature –PO.
Obi’s visit is coming amidst speculations that Wike may dump the Peoples Democratic Party, due to the fallout over the presidential primary of the party and the failure of the party’s presidential standard-bearer, Atiku Abubakar, to pick him as his running mate for the 2023 general election.
Recall that Wike while speaking at the PDP convention said he would support whoever emerges candidate and he will remain in the Party.
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.