The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has reacted over possibility of Governor of Obaseki defection to All Progressive Congress, APC, after he was recently elected under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, that the elected governor is free to return if he wish that the Party that saved him is not working well for him.
He made this statement on Friday, while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.
Wike responded when asked what he would do if Obaseki left the PDP, he said, “I don’t want to discuss something that is not going to be possible. However, assuming it happens, so what? That is politics.
“If the governor believes that the PDP is no longer a party for him to actualise his vision and his mission, there is nothing wrong but I don’t believe that it is going to happen because the governor has consistently told us that there is no way he will leave the PDP. If he leaves the PDP, people in Edo State will not be happy.
“And he is somebody I have that trust in that he will not leave the party. This is a party that clothed him. This is a party that when it was raining, gave him an umbrella.”
He did not play such a large part in the re-election of Obaseki, Wike said, but only served as the chairman of the campaign council.
He said he was merely coordinating the campaign, proposing plans and offering direction.
The governor said it would be unfair for someone to offer him glory while others played their positions, such as Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Wike claimed that since the governor already had enough money to carry out his campaign, he did not finance Obaseki ‘s campaign.
“What resources could I have deployed? He is a sitting governor. What resources can I give him that he does not have?” he asked.