Dogara, Ex-SGF Lawal Visit Wike In Rivers

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Dogara, Ex-SGF Lawal Visit Wike In Rivers

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday met with Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

The closed-door meeting was held at Wike’s private residence at his country home in Rumueprikom in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The visit of the duo is coming barely 24 hours after Wike broke his silence since the People Democratic Party presidential primary where former Vice President, Atiku Abubarkar emerged as the party’s candidate.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Dogara hinged their visit on the quest and search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria.

“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,” he stated.

On his part, the former SGF, Lawal, said their mission was a brotherly visit to the Rivers State governor.

He said, “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 with the meeting some northern leaders held in Abuja on Friday.

“No, there are many things that in the world for which you need to visit a brother, so there is nothing to do with our meeting in Abuja,” he explained.

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