Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, has described Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, as a betrayer and ungrateful.
Wike made this statement at the inauguration of Community Secondary School, Omuanwa, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on Monday 14th of March 2022.
Wike said, “If you go and check the DNA of Godwin Obaseki, what you will see in that DNA is serial betrayal and ungratefulness. Let me stand today to apologise to Adams Oshiomhole who has been vindicated by telling us that we will see the true colour, the insincerity and the ungratefulness of Godwin Obaseki.”
Wike said Obaseki has betrayed all the people that had helped him politically. He said he owed Adams Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, an apology for opposing him when he insisted that Obaseki was a treacherous and ungrateful man.
He said “So, let me apologise to Adams Oshiomhole and to say you have been vindicated. You were right, we were wrong. I have never seen people who are so ungrateful in life. I have never seen people who can betray everything in life.”
Wike traced the genesis of the problem in Edo State to when Obaseki asked the national leadership of the PDP to dissolve Edo PDP executive when the leaders had been elected before he joined the party and helped him win the election.
He claimed that he has done a lot for the PDP. According to him “I have invested in the party, Rivers State has invested in the party. We have voted for the PDP since 1999 till now. Ask Governor Obaseki, has he done anything for the PDP?
“Has he voted for the PDP? The only election he voted was his own election when we gave him umbrella. So, who has more stakes in the PDP? I have more stakes because I have supported the PDP always.
“You have never supported the PDP, rather it was when your godfather chased you away and you came begging, kneeling down. People came with pressure and we allowed you. Ordinarily, you are a tenant.”
On Obaseki calling him a bully, Wike said “You came to beg a bully for you to have a ticket. A bully was your DG campaign and a bully bullied you into Government House. What a shame. It did not only end there.
“You came with your wife to thank the bully that after God, the bully made it possible for you to be there.”
Wike claimed that Obaseki was not a match for him where character matters because he Wike is consistent, sincere and a forthright team player, who has never betrayed any person who helped him politically.