From Tony John, Port Harcourt
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, met on Saturday with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
The close-door meeting was held at Governor Wike’s country home in Rumueprikom, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, former Speaker, House of Representatives, 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,” he stated.
“So, we feel that as part of the agenda setting, we should meet with him and that is the reason we are here. And for the rest, whatever it is, maybe in the future, we can discuss that.”
Ex-SGF Lawal explained that their mission was a brotherly visit to the governor of Rivers State.
“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.
“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 said.