Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara met with the executive governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike in the state capital, Port-Harcourt
The visitors, on their arrival, were ushered into a closed door meeting at the private residence of Governor Wike.
After the meeting, Lawal while addressing newsmen said they had just fulfilled a biblical injunction to visit one another.
“We came to visit our brother,” he said. “He is our brother and every now and then the bible enjoins you to visit one another. That’s what we have just done.”
Dogara on his part said Wike is an indispensable politician that fits into their aspiration to build an inclusive Nigeria.
“Everyone agrees with us that Governor Wike is one of those indispensable political leaders,” Dogara said. “And 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’s the reason why we are here.”
Meanwhile, the meeting is coming after Babachir yesterday, called on Nigerians not to vote for any ticket that is not mixed between Christians and Muslims during the 2023 elections.
Speaking at the APC Northern Christian Leaders Summit in Abuja, Lawal claimed there is an agenda to suppress and oppress the Northern Christians.
Lawal further stressed that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 poll will be resisted with prayers and Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
Recall that Bola Tinubu has been in the eye of the storm after he picked Kashim Shettima, the former governor of Borno who’s also a Muslim, as his running mate, a development that elicited condemnations from key stakeholders, particularly the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).