Seventeen governorship candidates under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday visited the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Naija News had earlier reported that the governorship candidates were led by the flagbearer of the party in Jigawa State, Mustapha Sule Lamido.
The meeting was held with Governor Wike at his private residence in Rumueprikon, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area.
Some of the candidates in attendance at the meeting include the governorship candidate for Kaduna State, Isa Ashiru and his Katsina State counterpart, Yakubu Lado Danmarke, among others.
A source from the government house who spoke with Punch on condition of anonymity said the governorship candidate came to beg Governor Wike.
He disclosed that part of their plea is for Governor Wike to support the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa.
The governorship candidates also pleaded with the Rivers State Governor to support the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu.
The source further stated that they begged Governor Wike to forgive the former vice president, Atiku and also support PDP leaders that might have offended him.
The source revealed that the meeting lasted for over two hours.
Atiku Meets With PDP Governorship Candidates
The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar on Saturday met with the governorship candidates of the party.
Naija News reports the meeting was held at the Abuja residence of Atiku and also had in attendance the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Atiku while speaking on what was discussed at the meeting, said they strategized on how to mobilize Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2023 general elections.