The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, denied having a meeting when they were both in France.
Tinubu had just arrived in the country of Europe to carry on high-level consultations with stakeholders.
Joe Igbokwe, a leader of the APC in Lagos State, asserted there had been a meeting between the two.
Although the APC presidential candidate holds Wike in high regard, no such meeting ever took place, according to a statement released by the Tinubu Media Office on Friday evening and signed by Tunde Rahman.
Part of the statement reads: “We have seen a viral social media post made by one of the chieftains of All Progressives Congress in Lagos State and media reports emanating from same about a supposed meeting in France between APC Presidential Standard-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
“It has become imperative to set the record straight. Although Asiwaju Tinubu is presently in France, he didn’t have any meeting with Governor Wike whether in that country or anywhere whatsoever.
“This, however, does not detract from the fact that the APC presidential candidate holds Governor Wike in high esteem.
“And given the national and across-party lines appeal of Asiwaju Tinubu’s candidature, he will not hesitate to meet any important national leader when desirable.
“As made public earlier, Asiwaju Tinubu is in France for some important engagements. He will return to the country shortly.
“We would like, once again, to advise journalists to always cross-check their information with appropriate officers before rushing to press to avoid unintended errors.”
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