Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday warned that he may be forced to get involved in the governorship election in Ondo State if the All Progressives Congress drag him into their politics.
Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State stated this while reacting to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu‘s comment accusing him of being the godfather of Rivers politics.
The Ondo State Governor had in a statement released through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said the people of the state will resist Wike’s “attempt to play the role of a godfather” in Ondo.
“Wike’s imperialistic approach was most unfortunate and unbecoming,” he said.
Wike who noted that he has no desire to become a godfather, said he won’t hesitate to campaign with the achievements of his party, the PDP.
“First of all, I don’t want to believe that Akeredolu can make such a statement. He does not have what it takes to make such a statement. Godfather of what and for who? We are the ones fighting against godfatherism.”
“The question is that, have you (Akeredolu) done well for your people and my party is saying no, you have not done well and I believe so. Therefore, I am saying that Ondo people should protect their votes. They should repeat what happened in Edo.”
“I still want to doubt that Akeredolu said that against me. And I am going to go and look for that Newspaper and read to be sure he did not say that.”
“I want to see that he Akeredolu declared Wike persona non grata. He knows he can’t try that. If he tries it, then he is going to get into trouble. If they are not careful, I will be in Ondo,” Wike warns.