Peter Obi: I Didn’t Visit Wike To Plot Gang Up.
The Labour Party’s (LP) nominee for president, Peter Obi, has stated that his meeting with Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, was not part of a gang-up.
After Wike lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential nomination to Atiku Abubakar, Obi and Wike met in Abuja.
There were rumors that the former governor of Anambra, who left the PDP before the presidential primaries of the main opposition party, was in Port Harcourt to work with Wike or persuade him to join the Labour Party.
On Wednesday, however, Obi clarified the situation when appearing on Arise TV’s Morning Show.
“I met Governor Wike because he is the Governor of a state that is creative enough to have a future,” Obi said.
“The Port in Port Harcourt can help decongest the Port in Lagos and help to what I.want to do with the Port. We must generate the appropriate revenue that we’re doing today.
“I didn’t go to see Wike to be another gang up or anything. Notwithstanding anything, I and Wike have been very close and very cordial. Everything I have invited him.
“Don’t forget that earlier this year I went to commission things for him. We’re friends. He’s one of all those who even supported me when I was Governor. He gave me…the Ministry of Education, when he was there had issues with teachers and he came and supported me with the UBEC money and everything.
“So, I’m going to visit every Governor to speak to them to understand that we should build a better Nigeria.”