- Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has cleared the air on Obaseki's possible return to APC
- Governor Obaseki contested on the platform of PDP when he was disqualified by the APC
- Wike, however, said that Obaseki may return to APC if he thinks the PDP is not working for him
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Less than one week after he won his reelection as the governor of Edo state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has declared that Godwin Obaseki would not leave the umbrella.
Speaking on Channels TV on Friday, September 25, the governor, however, said that Obaseki is free to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he feels the PDP is not working for him.
Legit.ng gathered that Wike, however, advised Obaseki not to forget that he was given an umbrella when he was left in the cold.
Governor Wike 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.
Wike said he did not play such a big role in Obaseki’s re-election but only acted as the chairman of the campaign council, adding that he merely supervised the campaign, presented strategies and gave guidance.
The governor said it would be wrong of anyone to give him the glory when others like Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, played their roles.
He noted that he did not fund Obaseki’s campaign because the governor already had enough money to execute his campaign.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Wike revealed why Obaseki defeated the candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, at the poll.
It was reported that Wike said that Obaseki won the election because the federal government was not allowed to rig the election.
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