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“He has never won an election since leaving APGA”—Wike blasts Obi



Nyesom Wike, current Governor of Rivers State, is a man who has never shied away from speaking his mind, no matter the figure or topic he is speaking on.

In reaction to former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi’s defection from the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), the Governor didn’t fail to lay a dig or two for what he would term a betrayal.

Wike, who is also running for president on the platform of the PDP where Obi was also an aspirant, revealed the former Anambra State governor had never won an election since leaving his former party of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, the party Obi became governor under.

While appearing on Politics Today, a programme on Channels Television, on Thursday, the Rivers Governor expressed doubts over Obi’s ability to get the presidential ticket of another party let alone the PDP.

Wike in his comments said:

“It’s not surprising to me. That is what I have always said; when I go round to say ‘you (PDP) have to be very careful.’ Those of us who have joined the party since 1998, who have never left this party because this party is in our blood, it doesn’t matter what problems we may have in the party we have to be inside it to settle the problems.

“So, Peter Obi leaving the party is not surprising to me. I know and he knows that there was no way he would have won the presidential primary. Forget about what his (campaign) DG, Doyin Okupe, said. How would he have won? I went to Anambra and told them (delegates) that, ‘don’t waste your vote.’ Since Peter Obi left APGA then as a governor, he has never won election. That is not even the issue.

“The issue is that there must be integrity, there must be character. How can a man who had gone to all the states to tell them how he had been a trader, how his family has been trading, how everybody should support him, how he wore one (pair of) shoe(s), how he did not allow anybody to carry his bag, and all those things. Three days to the primary, he said he had left the party.”

Wike revealed reading on social media that Obi is allegedly planning to join forces with a former Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, another budding presidential aspirant, in the New Nigeria People’s Party.