Governor Nyesom Wike speaks on the possibility of Obaseki leaving PDP for APC during an interview.
Governor Nyesom Wike, Rivers State, has said his Edo state counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, will not leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) again, after winning a second term in the governorship election held last Saturday.
The reports revealed that Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the polls with a margin of 84,336 votes.
It is noteworthy that four years ago, Obaseki had contested under the platform of the APC, while Ize-Iyamu ran under the PDP.
While speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, Governor Nyesom Wike insisted that Obaseki has promised he will not dump the party again.
In his statement he said that “It is impossible, but assuming it happens, so what? That is politics.
“There is nothing wrong if the governor (Obaseki) believes that PDP is no longer the party for him to actualise his vision and mission.
“But he (Obaseki) has consistently told us that there’s no way he will leave PDP. If he does, for example, the people of Edo State will not be happy and he is somebody I have that trust in.
“The party clothed him and when it was raining gave him the umbrella,” he said.
Wike has clearly shown that there is posibility of obaseki leaving PDP for APC, yet he belives that obaseki will not dumps the party anytime soon.
Wike also claimed APC only exists, because strange bedfellows came together to conspire against former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
In his words he also revealed that: “APC is not a political party. It’s people who came together to take power from PDP. That is the crisis they are having together.
“It’s a party of strange bedfellow that came together to conspire against the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.”