A former governor of Kano state and current senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has visited Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers as reports indicate that the former is eyeing the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of 2019.
Kwankwaso, who recently left the APC and joined the PDP, visited Wike late Monday, August 14. Both leaders held a meeting with Kwankwaso declaring that Wike deserved to be reelected in 2019.
NAIJ.com, however, understands that Kwankwaso was in the state on a condolence visit on Governor Wike over the death of the attorney general of Rivers state, Emmanuel Aguma (SAN).
“We pray God to give us long life and health to see you completing a second term so that you can revolutionise the entire state.
“After these four years, if you have another four years , only God knows the height the state will attain,” he said while commending Wike for leading the state towards a positive direction.
Kwankwaso was accompanied by a former governor of Edo state, Lucky Igbinedion, and a former presidential economic adviser, Magnus Kpakol.
They all met behind closed doors with Governor Wike.
Speaking, Wike said that the death of the attorney general of Rivers state was a great loss to the state and the PDP.
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He said under Aguma, the state government never had crisis on legal issues.
Wike expressed happiness that Senator Kwankwaso was back to the PDP, noting that Kwankwaso will be valuable in the victory of PDP in 2019.
“We are working together under one umbrella, believing God will help us as 2019 approaches,” he said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that supporters of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s political group, Kwankwansiyya Movement in Nasarawa state, on Wednesday, August 8, joined their leader by dumping the APC for the PDP.
The supporters of Kwankwaso stormed the state secretariat of the PDP and declared their defection from the APC with symbolic burning of brooms.
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