Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has pledged to provide “logistics support” for the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s campaign within the state.
Wike made this known to Obi in Port Harcourt on Thursday, at the venue of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover inauguration. He said the former Anambra governor has all the characteristic to lead Nigeria.
“Each time you want to campaign in the state, let me know, all the logistics support, we will give to you,” Wike told Obi.
Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed were in the state capital to commission the 9th flyover by the present administration. They were excitedly received by a large crowd of their supporters known as ‘Obidients.’
For months, Wike and four other governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have demanded the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as PDP national chairman as a precondition to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Obi dumped the PDP early 2022 and joined the LP where he clinched the party’s 2023 presidential ticket.
‘I Won’t Leave PDP For Armed Robbers’
“I know the humiliation you 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 have not left, you would not have realised your ambition to be able to save Nigeria,” Wike told Obi.
Recall that in October 2014, Obi left the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and joined the PDP. He was the running mate to PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 general elections.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.