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Governors of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and Oyo State, Seyi Makinde on Friday paid a visit to President-elect Bola Tinubu at the Defense House, Abuja.
Mr. Wike and Mr. Makinde who are members of the opposition Democratic Party (PDP) met with the president-elect, along with other governors. Congress of All Progressives (APC).
The APC governors are Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, Makinde said the election is over and the country must move towards governance.
“We are here to inform you that the election is over, this is governance and we will do everything we can to help,” Makinde said.
Mr. Wike has also expressed support for the incoming Tinubu administration and expressed optimism that he (Tinubu) will turn the country around.
“As my friend (Mr. Makinde) said, a winner has emerged and so it is good to give the necessary support in the interest of Nigeria. I am confident that he has what it takes to turn Nigeria around,” he said.
Messrs. Wike and Makinde are members of the G5 governors, which include Samuel Ortom of Benue, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, all members of the PDP.
They worked against their party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and supported Mr. Tinubu of the APC in the February 25 election.
Mr. Tinubu won the presidential election in Oyo State, and pulled off a surprise result in Rivers State, defeating Peter Obi and Atiku of the Labor Party.
However, it was PREMIUM TIMES review The results published by INEC on the IREV portal and found that Mr. Obi, not Mr. Tinubu, actually won the election in Rivers State and should be declared winner in the state. However, this may not have changed the final outcome of the election.
Meanwhile, there is Mr. Tinubu it was expected Being in Rivers on May 3 to commission some projects built by the Rivers State Government.
Mr. Obi and Mr. Atiku, as well as their parties, are challenging the outcome of the presidential election at the electoral court.
However, the electoral tribunal and the Supreme Court are not expected to rule before Mr Tinubu is sworn in as president on May 29.
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