The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Saturday met with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The visitors, on their arrival, were led into a closed door meeting at the private residence of Governor Wike in Port Harcourt.
After the meeting, Lawal said they had just fulfilled a biblical injunction to visit one another.
The meeting is coming a day after northern All Progressives Congress leaders that are Christians held a summit in Abuja where they restated their opposition to the Party’s Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket and vowed that northern Christians will not vote for APC. PDP, the leqding opposition party, has a Muslim-Christian ticket.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Dogara explained that their visit was in their bid 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.”
Similarly, 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 in the world for which you need to visit a brother, so there is nothing to do with our meeting in Abuja.”