The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, did not hold a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in France, the APC leader’s spokesperson has said.
A statement from the Tinubu Media Office Friday described media reports about the meeting as “fake news.”
“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,” read the statement issued by Tunde Rahman, Mr Tinubu’s spokesperson.
“This, however, does not detract from the fact that the APC presidential candidate holds Governor Wike in high esteem.”
Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, travelled to France on Monday “for an important meeting,” his spokesperson had said in a statement earlier this week.
Mr Wike, who lost the PDP presidential ticket to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, is holidaying in Turkey, a roughly 3,000 kilometers distance from France.