The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been having secret meetings with some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Wike levelled the allegation on Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Friday, hours after returning from the UK.
He was in London, United Kingdom with other members of the G5.
The Governor and his colleagues in the G5: Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, met with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during the trip.
Speaking on Friday at Eneka Road Roundabout, venue of the flag-off ceremony for the construction of Eneka-Igbo Etche Road dualisation, Wike said: “They said we had meeting with so and so.
“What is your problem?
“Assuming there was a meeting, has Atiku not been holding meetings with governors of APC?
“As he is in Dubai, don’t we know what is going on?
“So, why do you bother about us?
“G5 that you said you can win without us?
“Leave us alone.
“I am not someone who will go and see somebody and hide.
“Hide for who?
“Who is that person that will threaten me?”
Wike also asked the residents to avoid speculation about who he will support as a presidential candidate for the 2023 polls.
He added: “They said we had a deal with so, so and so person.
“Meanwhile, no video, no anything.
“And some of you waste time listening to such things.
“Don’t you know when I want to do something, I do it?
“You don’t need to speculate.”