Reports had it that the trio was seen 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 three were seen being rounded by pressmen as they walked out of the office of the President shortly after the meeting. When they were asked the reason for the meeting with the President, Governor Makinde said it was just a courtesy visit to show support for the newly inaugurated President.
Makinde said: “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 discussion on the recent fuel subsidy crisis, Governor Makinde admitted, saying: “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. Ex-governor of Rivers state, Wike also restated that the meeting was a show of support for 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.”