Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has latched out at the Labour Party presidential candidate in the February Presidential poll, Peter Obi. Wike said the former Anambra State governor was ungrateful.
The governor was speaking at a press briefing in Portharcourt on Wednesday with some selected media houses when he said the labour party flag bearer in the February 25 election was not sincere and ungrateful.
According to Wike, he had no point working against Peter obi because he was the one who picked Obi as the running mate of Atiku in 2019 against the wish of many in the party.
He said it was unfortunate that Obi claimed he stood against him during last month’s presidential election, describing the LP candidate as being ungrateful.
“I take exception to Peter Obi’s comments that I came out against him. People are not being sincere, people are not appreciative,” he stated.
“In 2019, ask Peter Obi, I was one of the teams that chose Obi to be the Vice Presidential candidate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. When we met at Abubakar’s house, he said these are the names, I will choose Obi.
“Obi was invited while we were at Saraki’s house in the night. I was fought by people like Ekweremadu, Umahi, and Pius Anyim. Every blame was on me, why will I be the one that will say Peter Obi should go?”
Wike also lambasted the PDP national chairman , Ayu for not being able to win his state(Benue) for the PDP in the presidential election.
What can the National Chairman tell me now when he could not deliver his state? He could not deliver his polling unit?” he queried.
“A small circle of people, you can’t control them. You lost and you say you are the National Chairman. If you have lost it in our states, it is the states that will make the ‘national’ thick. Without the state, you can’t be strong.”