Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described his Edo State counterpart Godwin Obaseki as a “serial betrayal and ungrateful person” in an escalation of their conflict.
Wike’s comments followed a statement released on Monday by Obaseki where the Edo State governor accused the former of being a bully.
Wike had first rebuked Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu for protesting against the exclusion of his and Obaseki’s supporters from the affairs of the party in Edo since they (Obaseki and Shaibu) joined the PDP last year to seek a second term after being denied by the All Progressives Congress under former chairman Adams Oshiomhole.
In his latest remarks, however, Wike claimed that Oshiomhole had been vindicated.
He apologised to Oshiomhole for ignoring his warnings about Obaseki, saying everything Oshiomole said about the character of the Edo governor had come to pass.
“If you ask anybody or check the DNA of Obaseki, you will discover that he is a serial betrayer and an ungrateful person,” he said.
Addressing a crowd at the commissioning of a secondary school in Omuanwa community, Rivers, Wike further claimed Obaseki was not grateful to the PDP.
“We have voted for PDP since 1999 till now. Ask Governor Obaseki if he has done anything for PDP or voted for PDP. The only election he voted was his own election where we gave him an umbrella,” he said.