Wike reveals real reason Peter Obi quit PDP
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has given an insight into why Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) left the party.
Obi was formerly in the PDP and had run as the running mate to the party’s current standard-bearer Abubakar Atiku in the 2019 presidential election.
Speaking during the commissioning of a flyover in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Wike said Obi left the PDP because he was humiliated.
“I know the humiliation you (Obi) suffered. Nobody will hear what you pass through and stay in the party but I will not leave. I will stay and fight.
“I won’t leave this house. I will never allow armed robbers to take over this house. I will stay and chase away armed robbers.
“So, thank God because if you had not left, you would not have realized your ambition to be able to save Nigeria,” the governor said to Obi, who was in Port Harcourt to commission a flyover.
Wike also promised to provide Obi the logistics for his campaign in the state.
“Each time you want to campaign in the state, let me know, all the logistics support, we will give to you.
“I know you as a person, you have all the criteria, you have all the characteristics to lead this country, you have it. Nobody can deny that,” Wike said of Obi.
Responding, Obi publicly declared support for Wike’s political candidates in the state, in exchange for his support towards his own presidential run.