Obaseki/Wike War: Who is your father? -Wike blasts Obaseki’s deputy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State last weekend publicly tongue-lashed the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu at a state function.

Wike, who was visibly angry with the deputy Governor at the inauguration of the Eastern Bypass road project in Port Harcourt on Saturday, said Shaibu lacked the effrontery to threaten to dump the PDP, the party he and his principal came kneeling and begging for an umbrella when they were kicked out of the All Progressives Congress, APC, prior to the last governorship election in Edo.

Wike in his outburst wondered how a deputy governor who even lost his local government area during the election in 2020 should have the guts to threaten to dump the PDP.

“And he lost his local government when we were in Edo, he lost. And he would come out on television to threaten the party that there are alternatives, look at the deputy governor, it’s unfortunate,” Wike said.

Recall that Shaibu, who had followed Governor Godwin Obaseki all the way to the PDP when they both fell out  with former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole which led to their exit from the party, recently complained that they were not welcomed in the PDP.

Shaibu, who appeared on a Channels Television programme recently, said himself, Obaseki and their supporters may leave the PDP if the party continues to treat them as outcasts.

Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki had vowed to remain in the party, warning those who are not comfortable with his leadership of the PDP in Edo State to find solace elsewhere.

Speaking further, the angry Wike said, “It’s very unfortunate for our party, a deputy governor is wearing khaki, look at it, I’ve never seen a thing like this in my life … who is his father? I have told our National Chairman to discipline him”

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