On Sunday, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was accused of trying to sneak into Aso Villa by Phrank Shaibu, Phrank Shaibu’s Special Assistant (Public Communication) for the Peoples Democratic Party’s Phrank Shaibu.
Contrary to Tinubu’s camp’s statement, he claimed, the former governor of Lagos State did meet with five PDP governors in London.
Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Nyesom Wike (Rivers) reportedly met Tinubu in London.
Tinubu’s media team has since denied the reports.
Shaibu, in a statement titled, “Tinubu wants to ride on treachery to the villa”, obtained by journalists in Abuja, insisted that the former governor of Lagos State met with the five PDP governors in London.
He said, “I make bold to state that if the G-5 never met with Tinubu, Wike would have been the one to deny it.
“Curiously, while the news of the meeting, which was reported by several credible media houses was trending, two spokesmen for the APC Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo and Femi Fani-Kayode took to social media to celebrate the support Tinubu would be getting from the G-5.”
He said it was funny that it took the Tinubu camp three days before denying the meeting, adding that it is “also awfully coincidental that the G-5 and Tinubu all decided to travel to London at the same time and depart at the same time with Tinubu proceeding to Saudi Arabia and the other governors returning to Nigeria.”
He claimed that Tinubu decided to deny the meeting because “the details of the meeting are too messy and the APC candidates in the five states are fighting back.
“All the G-5 governors are on the ballot except for Governor Wike and there is a fight back from the APC governorship and National Assembly candidates from the affected states where the G-5 Governors hold sway.”