Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state regrets supporting Godwin Obaseki’s bid for re-election as governor of Edo state in 2020.
At the inauguration of the Rumuepirikom Flyover in the state’s Obio-Akpor Local Government Area, which Oshiomhole (the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)) commissioned on Wednesday, November 16, Wike apologized to Oshiomhole.
The governor of Rivers state declared that he had learned his lesson and that the past should not be repeated.
“I use this opportunity to apologise to you. I came to Edo State to make sure your candidate didn’t win election. I said you won’t win and you didn’t win. That assignment has been done and we now know who is who.
“We are now friends, let bygones be bygones.
“I want to sincerely apologise to you. Each time you learn. People will praise you when you do for them. When you say, they are wrong, they begin to say all sorts of things.
“I’m sure those of them in my party before cannot do anything without Wike but because I said let the right thing be done, let agreement be agreement, I have now become an enemy. These are people who were praising me morning and night.”
Recall that Oshiomhole, who was Edo governor between 2008 and 2016, handed over to Obaseki who was then a member of the APC.
The two men, however, fell apart due to intra-party squabbles and Obaseki who couldn’t secure APC ticket to return to office in 2020 gotten by Osagie Ize-Iyamu, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, after which, Nyesom Wike and others worked for his re-election.
Obaseki and Wike are however at loggerheads amid a crisis rocking the PDP.