Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, responded to Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate.
Wike, who mocked PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abuabakar during the groundbreaking for the construction of Akpabu-Odido Road in Emohua and Ahoada West local government areas, claimed that it is inherently inappropriate for one’s principal to suggest another person for a post.
The country needs a “selfless, courageous, honest, patriotic, in short, great leadership with character and fear of God beyond what we have had recently,” according to Obasanjo, who urged Nigerians to back Peter Obi in a message to the country’s young.
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Wike accused Atiku and his supporters of visiting Obasanjo to campaign for the proposal in response to the recommendation on Monday.
He instructed Atiku to place the blame on Obasanjo and ignore the G-5 governors.
His words: “If you are a bad product you are a bad product, if you are a good product you are a good product. After all, why calling me and Ortom? You worked under somebody the person has recommended to Nigerians another person. Is it me? Do you know what is called recommendation?
“I worked with somebody for eight years, and we are using it to campaign that when we are in office we did well. Then my boss is recommending another person, not me. There is something fundamentally wrong. Am I the one. So why me me me always…
“Am I Obsanajo who recommended another person. Now your boss has recommended another person order than you.
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“I was praying that Obasanjo should not say anything. When I saw the letter last night, I was touched. If your principal cannot recommend you, then there is something fundamentally wrong.
“After all you people went to your principal to lobby him to recommend you, it took your principal a long time. He now wrote a letter to Nigerians and said look, I am not too comfortable.
“I am not bothered about other people, I mean this one worked with you. He knows, I am not the one who said this one, that one. Everyone should carry their problem and go where they are and leave me alone. Leave Ortom alone. Leave G-5 Governors alone. Face your problem where your problem is.”
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