Obaseki/Wike War: You can’t bully or buy Edo -Obaseki fires back at Wike

Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State, has bit back at Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor over the latter’s attack on Philip Shaibu, the Edo deputy governor.

Gov. Wike had rubbished Philip Shaibu last weekend during a State function for threatening the PDP over the imbalance in the party’s structure in the state.

But Obaseki had taken exception to Wike’s attacks on Shaibu, saying that the PDP is not the personal property of the Rivers governor.

The Edo governor said he will not accept political bullies and overlords, reminding Wike how he had dethroned bullies and high handed leaders.

Defending his deputy over his remarks about Edo PDP, Obaseki said Wike should have taken a cue from the way the national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, responded to Shaibu’s remarks.

He corroborated Shaibu’s complaint that “the leaders, executives and members” who defected along with him from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have not been accepted, integrated and harmonized into the Edo PDP.

He lamented that the defectors were being vilified and ostracised by a cabal led by Chief Dan Orbih.

Obaseki wondered why Wike is always fond of threatening the party and party leaders.

He said while nobody is against Wike’s desire to run for the Presidency, he should not pursue his ambition in a disruptive manner.

Obaseki said: “While Wike is free to use his resources as he deems fit in pursuit of his ambition, he should not attempt to cow, intimidate, cajole and threaten others into doing his bidding. Edo State cannot and will not be procured for anyone’s personal ambition.”

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