Gov. Obaseki to Wike: You can’t intimidate Us Because of Your Personal Ambition
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has bit back at his Rivers state counterpart Gov. Nyesom Wike, over the latter’s attack on Philip Shaibu, the Edo deputy governor.
Recall that Wike had attacked Shaibu for according to him threatening the PDP over the party’s governorship ticket.
But Obaseki took exception to Wike’s attacks on Shaibu, saying that the PDP is not the personal property of the Rivers governor.
The Edo governor said he will not accept political bullies and overlords, reminding Wike how he had dethroned bullies and high handed leaders.
Defending his deputy over his remarks about Edo PDP, Obaseki said Wike should have taken a cue from the way the national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, responded to Shaibu’s remarks.
He collaborated Shaibu’s complaint that “the leaders, executives and members” who defected along with him from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have not been accepted, integrated and harmonized into the Edo PDP.
He lamented that the defectors were being vilified and ostracised by a cabal led by Chief Dan Orbih.
Obaseki wondered why Wike is always fond of threatening the party and party leaders.
He said while nobody is against Wike’s desire to run for President, he should not pursue his ambition in a disruptive manner.
Obaseki said: “While Wike is free to use his resources as he deems fit in pursuit of his ambition, he should not attempt to cow, intimidate, cajole and threaten others into doing his bidding. Edo State cannot and will not be procured for anyone’s personal ambition.”