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I Didn’t Mock anybody over Obasanjo’s Endorsement, I’m only Concerned about PDP as a Prominent Member – Gov Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has clarified that the intent of his public comment on the endorsement of Peter Obi by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, instead of his former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, stems from concern for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Wike offered the explanation when he spoke at the Mgbuodohia Community Primary School Premises, venue of the flag-off of the construction of Mgbuodohia Road in Rumuolumene Town of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area on Tuesday.

But if such was not done, Governor Wike noted that something was fundamentally wrong about the  endorsement and that should elicit concern by members of PDP.

“I meant no bad. I’m only worried as a prominent PDP member. A man who loves PDP should be worried. I was not mocking anybody. I was merely worried. My prayer was, look, let Obasanjo remain quiet and not say anything. That was all my prayer, but my prayer didn’t work. My prayer was that if this man makes any statement, it will indict us because he was president under the Peoples Democratic Party for eight years, and he worked with our presidential candidate. And the campaign of our presidential council is that our presidential candidate during the eight years did very well, with experience.”

He insisted that for Obasanjo to have gone ahead to endorse the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, instead of his former vice, it means something must be fundamentally wrong.

“What did I do? I didn’t do anything. All I did was to express concern. If you care for this party, it is for you to go back, and ask what is fundamentally wrong?

“Me, that is worried that we should do something and have expressed it, you’re abusing me for telling the party that we should do something.”

Governor Wike insisted that it is only those who love the PDP that would be bent on ensuring that nothing untoward happened to it.

Those who are abusing him, governor Wike noted, are jobbers and political flirts who jump from one party to another every other day, with one of them now a spokesman of the party.

“They are not bothered, but those of us who since 1998 joined this party, contributed for the survival of this party until now, we keep shouting always when we see danger coming.

“Abuses upon abuses, it will not change anything, rather it will spoil more things. What you don’t know, ask people, seek for advise, people will help you to solve the problem.”



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