Godswill Akpabio, The Former Govermor of Akwa Ibom State and his team of senators met with Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike. According to reports, the meeting took place at Governor Wike's residence in Abuja.
It should be noted that Akpabio, who previously served as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, was nominated as a candidate for Senate President by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Barau Jibrin was also suggested as a possible contender for Deputy Senate President. Governor Wike is reported to have endorsed Akpabio's Senate bid. This action is expected to result in Rivers State Senators-elect voting in favour of Akpabio.
Despite being a member of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Wike has developed friendships with Bola Tinubu. "This is the time for me to support him (Akpabio) because he supported me when I wanted to be the governor of Rivers State," Wike said after the visit, according to a statement issued by the Akpabio Campaign Media Office in Abuja.
"If we truly want to move this country forward from where it is now, I see nothing wrong with the ruling party selecting who it believes can work with the President-elect as the Senate President of the 10th Assembly." We are working together on this Akpabio and Barau project to ensure their success. "Akpabio backed me up during my governorship campaign." He was there for me the entire time and made sure I won. I don't repay good with evil.
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