Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has stated that if Governor Godwin Obaseki who was re-elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party wants to defects to his former party the All Progressives Congress, he is free to do so, if he feels the PDP is not working for him.
Wike made this known in an interview with Channels TV on Friday morning, September 25.
Governor Wike was the chairman of the PDP campaign council for the Edo State governorship election.
Obaseki defected to the PDP after he was disqualified at the screening of the APC following a long battle with the erstwhile governor Adams Oshiomohle. He contested on the platform of the PDP in the September 19 governorship election and won.
During the interview with Channels TV, Wike was asked what he would do if Obaseki left the PDP for the APC following his victory.
Responding, he said:
“I don’t want to discuss something that is not going to be possible. However, assuming it happens, so what? That is politics.
If the governor believes that the PDP is no longer a party for him to actualise his vision and his mission, there is nothing wrong but I don’t believe that it is going to happen because the governor has consistently told us that there is no way he will leave the PDP. If he leaves the PDP, people in Edo State will not be happy.
And he is somebody I have that trust in that he will not leave the party. This is a party that clothed him. This is a party that when it was raining, gave him an umbrella.”