Wike leads three governors to consult with IBB, Abdulsalami over 2023 presidential bid
Rivers State Governor and 2023 presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike on Monday, led three governors to visit two former Military Heads of State, Generals Ibrahim Babangida, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna, Niger State, as part of his consultations.
The governors were those of Enugu, Abia, and Oyo States, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu, and Seyi Makinde respectively,
Also in the entourage was the former Governor of Benue State, Sen. Gabriel Suswam, as well as some members of the National Assembly.
Wike and his team were first at the Uphill residence of Abdulsalami where they had a closed-door meeting before they were led to Babangida’s Hilltop Mansion residence, where they had another joint closed-door meeting.
After the meetings, Ikpeazu, who spoke on behalf of the team, said they were in Minna to consult with the two elder statesmen and also discuss other pressing national issues.
“I have come with my colleagues, the governors of Enugu, Oyo, Rivers, and some members of the National Assembly to consult with the former Head of State and President and also discussed national issues and the problems affecting our country,” he said.
“We commended them for their support for the unity of this country and the discussions went very well and we will take it from there.”
Ikpeazu added that the meeting with Babangida was eventful as the former Military President expressed his expectation on the role the youth should play in future politics in the country.
“General Babangida pressed for the younger generation to take up the baton of leadership and rescue Nigeria,” Ikpeazu said.