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PDP Stand-Off: Babachir, Dogara visit Wike in Port Harcourt
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Sun, 31 Jul 2022   ||   Nigeria,

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday met with Rivers State gover­nor, Nyesom Wike.

The closed-door meeting held at Governor Wike’s coun­try home in Rumueprikom, Obio-Akpor Local Govern­ment Area of Rivers State.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Dogara hinged their visit on the quest and search to build an all-in­clusive Nigeria.

“Everyone agrees with us that Governor Wike is one of those indispensable political leaders. For us, it is a search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria.

“So, we feel that as part of the agenda setting, we should meet with him and that is the reason why we are here. And for the rest, whatever it is, maybe in the future we can discuss that.”

Similarly, Lawal ex­plained that their mission was a brotherly visit to the governor of Rivers State.“We came to visit our brother. He (Wike) is our brother. So, every now and then, the Bible enjoins you to visit one another. That is what we just did.”

Lawal said the interac­tion with the Rivers State governor had nothing to with the meeting some northern leaders held in Abuja on Friday.

“No, there are many things that in the world for which you need to visit a brother, so there is nothing to do with our meeting in Abuja.”


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