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General News of Saturday, 3 June 2023


Outcome of Wike, Makinde, Ibori’s meeting with Tinubu in Aso Rock emerge

President Bola Tinubu has continued to hold crucial meetings to kick off his administration. President Bola Tinubu has continued to hold crucial meetings to kick off his administration.

The outcome of the meeting between President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, former governors of Rivers and Delta states, Nyesom Wike and James Ibori, has been revealed.' reported that the trio was spotted at the presidential villa at around 4 pm on Friday, June 2, to hold a crucial meeting with President Tinubu.

In a viral media making the rounds on social media, the trio were seen being ambushed by pressmen as they walked out of the office of the President shortly after the meeting.

When asked the reason for the meeting with the President, Governor Makinde said it was a mere visit to show support to the newly inaugurated President.

Makinde said: "He (Tinubu) has a country to run and for us, we have to support him and we have to let him know that he has started well and he has the support of the generality of the people."

When asked if there was a conversation on the recent fuel subsidy crisis, Governor Makinde acknowledged stating that:

"Yes, we discussed it, and it's something that is on top of the public discourse right now. "We know it's a tough decision for the people, and he needs the support of everybody to see this through."

When asked about the ministerial list and if it is possible to defect to the APC, he stated that nothing of that nature is currently on the table, and it was not on their agenda.

Immediate past governor of Rivers state, Wike also reiterated that the meeting was a show of support to the President.

He said: "We are Nigerians and we've come to give him support. That is what's required, so, there's no two ways about it."