February 21, 2024
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Wike Regrets Supporting Obaseki, Apologizes To Oshiomhole

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed regret for supporting the re-election of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Wike on Wednesday apologised to the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole for working against him in September 2020.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor apologized to Oshiomhole at the inauguration of the Rumuepirikom Flyover in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

We had earlier reported that Oshiomhole arrived in Rivers State on Tuesday to commission the project.

Wike who apologized to Oshiomhole who was smiling at the time said, “We are now friends, let bygones be bygones.”

Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State between 2008 and 2016 had handed over to Obaseki who was in APC at that time.

The relationship between the two men, however, fell apart due to intra-party squabbles.

Obaseki couldn’t secure the governorship ticket of the APC to return to office in 2020, the ticket which was picked up by Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Governor Obaseki defected to PDP and joined forces with the Rivers State Governor.

The Edo State Governor in his bid to regain power in 2020 visited Wike’s residence in Rivers State several times.

Obaseki eventually clinched the governorship ticket of the PDP and defeated Ize-Iyamu who was supported by Oshiomhole, Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Edo State Governor and Wike of late have been at loggerheads amid a crisis rocking the PDP as Obaseki backed PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Wike, however, has continued to demand the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu as a precondition to support Atiku’s presidential ambition for 2023.

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