Presidential aspirants, Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, and Samuel Ortom of Benue State met former President, Olusegun Obasanjo behind closed doors ahead of presidential primaries.
The three governors in the company of former Cross River Governor, Donald Duke met with Obasanjo on Monday, May 23, 2022, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
According to reports, the politicians arrived at Obasanjo’s residence at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library at 6:40 pm, and their meeting lasted for about an hour.
Speaking after the meeting, Wike said he led the governors to inform and seek Obasanjo’s support for his presidential ambition.
The ex-president also confirmed that Wike informed him of his presidential bid, adding that Nigeria is not difficult to manage if a “courageous leader is elected”.
Obasanjo said: “Of course, Governor Nyesom Wike as a presidential aspirant with Governor of Oyo, Governor of Benue, former Governor of Cross River and former Deputy Senate President and former Minister to express to me the desire and of course I made the point that I have always made that, I have ceased to be a partisan politician, I don’t belong to any political party, but if politics is the welfare of the people, I cannot cease to be a politician because I must always seek the welfare of the people.”