The former Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has described the Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, as one of those indispensable political leaders.
Dogara stated this shortly after a closed door meeting held at Wike’s country home in Rumueprikom, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The former speaker who visited Wike with the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Babachir Lawal while addressing journalists hinged their visit on the supposed quest and search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria.
In a statement made available to TNN by the Special Assistant on Media to the Rivers State Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, Dogara was quoted to have said, “Everyone agrees with us that Governor Wike is one of those indispensable political leaders. For us, it is a search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria. So, we feel that as part of the agenda setting, we should meet with him and that is the reason why we are here. And for the rest, whatever it is, maybe in the future we can discuss that.”
Similarly, Lawal explained that their mission was a brotherly visit to the governor. According to him, “we came to visit our brother. He (Wike) is our brother. So, every now and then, the Bible enjoins you to visit one another. That is what we just did.”
Lawal said the interaction with the Rivers State governor had nothing to do with the meeting some northern leaders held in Abuja on Friday.