A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Joe Igbokwe, has pulled down a Facebook post on two leading political figures in Nigeria.
As reported by theeditorial.ng on Thursday, Igbokwe posted on his Facebook page that Governor Nyesom Wike who lost the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar met with the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in France.
Some Social Media users had dismissed Igbokwe’s claim and demanded pictorial evidence.
However, moments after Igbokwe’s post went viral, it was no longer found on his page.
In the Facebook post, Igbokwe said, “While they are on social media abusing everybody, Governor Wike goes to France to meet Asiwaju. Abuse, calling names, hate, and bigotry are no strategy. They hated and abused PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) since 2015 and now they have transferred the aggression to Asiwaju. We wait and see.”
Igbokwe is an ally of Tinubu, who worked with the APC Presidential Candidate when he was governor of Lagos State and has worked in every other administration in Lagos to date.
He currently serves as an aide of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Wike has been at loggerheads with the PDP since he lost the presidential ticket to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
He had given the Vice-Presidential slot a shot but Atiku overlooked him and settled for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta.
Some PDP stakeholders had recommended Wike as Atiku’s running mate but the PDP Presidential Candidate stood his ground.
The development had degenerated into a full-blown disagreement among party leaders with some calling for the ouster of the national chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.