Wike is a Tool God Used for My Electoral Victory – Obaseki

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Wike is a Tool God Used for My Electoral Victory - Obaseki
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Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has commended his Rivers State colleague Nyesom Wike for standing fearlessly with him while describing him as a vessel used by God for his victory in last Saturday’s election.

Obaseki said his former party (APC) rejected him but he was received and motivated by the Rivers State Governor who stood with him throughout the electioneering period.

According to a statement released by the Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, Obaseki spoke when he led some political leaders of Edo State on a thank-you visit to Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

He acknowledged the efforts of Wike in ensuring electoral victory for him by relocating to Edo despite attacks from the opposition.

He said: “After I was pushed out of my former Party, this house was the first place I sought solace. You took me in as a brother, out of the storm, changed my cloths and gave me food to eat.

“It was in this house, the Campaign Council met to work out the key strategies that led us to victory. You mobilised people across the country. You moved to Benin, went through the humiliation and attacks. You supported us and we won.

“It will be a sin against God if we do not come to say thank you. Even if the victory we are celebrating is from God. He has used people like you to make it happen”.

In his response, Governor Wike said his support was informed by the fact that Obaseki stood his ground without fear.

He commended him for standing against godfathers which he described as a mean feat and thanked him for making himself available to protect the interest of Edo State.

He said: “Our work would have been difficult if he did not make himself available. I cannot support a lily hearted person. Governor Obaseki was firm.

“It is not easy to fight godfatherism. But he has the interest of Edo people at heart. Together, we have conquered it”.

In clarification of some issues that arose when Obaseki joined the PDP, He said: “I did not want division. I insisted that it will be good we are all together. This will make it easy to go into the electoral battle and win.

“I thank you my brother, Obaseki for carrying everybody along in the Party. Edo people are also looking up to you to forgive everybody.

“Forgive your political opponents. I am happy that today, South -South is under one political party. This will make for integration. We can speak with one voice in moving Nigeria forward. This is the sweetest electoral victory I have ever witnessed”.

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