Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has denied working against the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in the February 25 presidential election.
61-year-Obi, who, in less than a year, galvanised young voters in a manner some have described as unprecedented, finished the race with 6,101,533. He trailed behind Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who got 6,984,520 votes.
Following Obi’s loss to Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Wike has been accused of working against the former Anambra State Governor.
He stated that it is unfortunate that Peter Obi claimed he stood against him during last month’s presidential election.
Wike speaking with a selected journalist in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Wednesday said he never told Rivers people to vote for the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He accused Obi of being ungrateful, recalling how he picked him to be the running mate to Atiku in the 2019 general elections.
“I take exception to Peter Obi’s comments that I came out against him. People are not being sincere, people are not appreciative,” he stated.
“In 2019, ask Peter Obi, I was one of the teams that chose Obi to be the Vice Presidential candidate of Atiku Abubakar. When we met at Abubakar’s house, he said these are the names, I will choose Obi.
“Obi was invited while we were at Saraki’s house in the night. I was fought by people like Ekweremadu, Umahi, and Pius Anyim.
Every blame was on me, why will i be the one that will say Peter Obi should go”