Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has attacked the Presidential Aspirant, Peter Obi, for leaving PDP. According to Wike, Peter Obi has shown he lacks character and integrity through his actions.
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, was one of the top contenders for the presidential seat in the forthcoming 2022 elections. However, he announced his resignation from the People’s Democratic Party just three days before the party’s primaries which are scheduled to hold between the 28th and 29th of May.
This has stirred several speculations on whether the former governor was still in the presidential race or not. It has also prompted reactions from several notable members of PDP, including the likes of the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, who is also a presidential aspirant from the same party.
Wike gave a statement on the 26th of May in which he stated that he did not believe Peter Obi would have won the PDP primaries. He argued that the former governor of Anambra State lacked character and integrity.
“It’s not surprising to me. Peter Obi leaving the party, does not surprise me, because he knows that there is no way he would have won the PDP presidential primaries. How would he have won? I went to Anambra and told (them), ‘don’t waste your votes on him,’
“Since he left APGA as a governor, he has never won an election in Anambra. Check it! The issue is that, at that level, there must be integrity, there must be character,” Mr. Wike added.
Wike also hinted at speculations that Mr. Obi left PDP for the New Nigeria’s People’s Party (NNPP) to secure himself the vice presidential seat of the party in the coming elections.
The governor of Rivers State said, “A (PDP) vice presidential candidate in the 2019 election? What is he seeing differently (in NNPP) that he didn’t see for many years now? Just 72 hours (to the PDP presidential primary), he is now seeing them”.
While these are still based on speculations, more information is yet to be gathered regarding the next move of the Former Anambra state governor.