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Why I did not see Obaseki when I visited Edo – Wike



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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed why he did not meet Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki when he visited the State last week.

Wike, who was in the Edo State capital as part of consultation for his presidential aspiration, neither met with Obaseki nor his deputy, Philip Shaibu.

He also avoided the Edo Secretariat of the party in Benin because the Edo PDP Chairman Dr. Tony Aziegbemi believed to be an Obaseki loyalist.

Wike stated his reasons in an interview with BBC News Pidgin.

He said: “I did not visit Governor Godwin Obaseki because that was not where the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) sent me.

“They sent me to meet the delegates (not the Governor) concerning how our party will win the 2023 presidential election.

“It is not written anywhere that I must go through the Governor before seeing the party delegates.

“Governor Godwin Obaseki is not in a relationship with me, he is not my girlfriend, so why should I be quarrelling him?”


The Nation

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