Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has slammed the governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo over his recent attack on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.
Soludo had said that Obi won’t win the 2023 presidential election, technically endorsing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
During the commissioning of the Nkpolu-Oruworukwu Flyover in Port Harcourt, Wike said that, Soludo was filled with envy.
He said: “Your Excellency, I know why you left PDP, and I don’t blame you, because, I know the humiliation you suffered in the party. I must admit you are a very humble man, and a man of integrity.
“I enjoyed you when I came to your house in Anambra. When people see you they will think you don’t like good things. You like good thinge.
“Peter Obi, Anytime you want to campaign in this state, let me know, all the logistics support you need, I will give you”
“You are free to campaign everywhere in Rivers state. I will give you all the support and logistics you need for your campaign.”
“As a former Governor, we will provide vehicles and support for your rally but please know that none of your party members will win anything in Rivers…not even one”
“Don’t mind those people in your state that are fighting you. They’re just jealous of you. I understand that kind of pepper eye, they’re also fighting me here. It is their turn now, let them perform.”
“If you be professor, professor well….”
On his part, Mr Obi praised Wike for delivering quality projects in the state. He urged Rivers electorates to vote for him as he is one of them.
Obi said that he and his running mate, Datti-Ahmed, are prepared to rescue Nigeria, adding that, unlike some candidates, their age, schools they attended, school mates and what they do are in the public domain.
He said: “Peter Odili was my senior at CKC, we played football together. If Odili is not able to play, just know we have lost that day. Everyone knows where I schooled and my schoolmates. Not some people that no one knows their schoolmates or the schools the attended”