Just In: Tinubu In Closed Door Meeting With Wike, Akpabio, Umahi At Presidential Villa

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is reported to be in a meeting with three former governors at the presidential villa in Abuja.

The former governors are Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, and Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State.

Details of the meeting were still sketchy as at the time of writing this report, but sources within the villa confirmed that the meeting was on.

Political Observers argued that the meeting may be connected to the leadership crisis of the 10th National Assembly.

Tinubu and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), are pushing the candidacy of  Akpabio as senate president and the senator representing Kano North, Barau Jibrin, as deputy senate president.

They are also backing Tajudeen Abas from Kaduna State as Speaker and Ben Kalu, from Abia State, as deputy speaker.

But other aspirants have rejected the nominations because the party was unfair to other zones.

The aggrieved aspirants have also threatened to ally against the party’s choices as one of the ways to frustrate the nominations of the aspirants endorsed by the leadership of the APC and President Tinubu.

Tinubu met with Wike, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and former Delta State governor, James Ibori, at the Presidential Villa last week.

The trio are members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

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