The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki had described the attack directed at his Deputy, Philip Shaibu by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike as “most unfortunate and totally uncalled for.”
The Governor in a statement, called on the leaders of the PDP to call Wike to order, noting that the issues raised by his deputy were germane and needed to be resolved in the interest of the party.
Obaseki said: “The recent personal attacks by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, against my Deputy Governor, Rt Philip Shaibu is, to say the least, most unfortunate and totally uncalled for.
“If Governor Wike was one who is wont to show respect and courtesy to his colleague-governors, he would have ordinarily reached out to me to express his concerns about the views made by my Deputy Governor, rather than embarking on this unwarranted public onslaught.
“My Deputy Governor was a former National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students and his comment is representative of the essence of the nation’s youth population, who are inclined to openly speak up and question the status quo.”
“If Governor Wike cannot understand and adequately respond to the style and character of the Nigerian youth, how can he aspire to lead them?”