President Bola Tinubu is currently holding a private meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja with three former governors: Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, and Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom.
News About Nigeria reports that the ex-governors arrived at the Villa around 2:33 pm, although they faced a brief delay at the security checkpoint.
Interestingly, this is the second time within a week that both Wike and Umahi have separately visited President Tinubu at the State House.
In their previous meetings, Wike was accompanied by former Delta State governor James Ibori and Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde, while Umahi was joined by Senator George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
There is speculation surrounding Wike’s loyalty and significant contribution to Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election held on February 25.
Despite being a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wike’s support for Tinubu has led to rumors of a potential ministerial appointment for him.
However, this report is currently unconfirmed.
Akpabio, on the other hand, has emerged as the favored candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the prestigious role of Senate President.
This indicates that he may be appointed to this position in the future.
Meanwhile, Umahi, who recently concluded his tenure as governor, is expected to take on the role of a Senator-elect.
In a surprising turn of events, the scheduled meeting between President Tinubu and opposition lawmakers, which was initially planned for today, has been mysteriously postponed.
No official explanation has been provided for this unexpected change, leaving the reason undisclosed.