Soludo spoke out of envy, Wike tells Peter Obi

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom wike has said that the recent attack from the governor of Anambra State Charles Soludo on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi was born out of envy.

Wike stated this on Thursday during the inauguration of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover. The Rivers governor has been inviting opposition politicians to commission projects in Rivers since his feud with his party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and national chairman Iyorchia Ayu began.

Wike said Soludo is envious of Obi’s growing profile in the country.

“Some people, because of the level you are now, are envying you in your state, they can come out and say all kinds of rubbish. Don’t worry, that is how it is. I have always told people ‘When you are given opportunity to serve use it to showcase what you can do stop fighting somebody who has already left,’” he said.

Wike pledged to provide “logistics support” for Obi’s campaigns.

He also said Obi, a former Anambra State governor, has all the characteristics to lead Nigeria.

“Each time you want to campaign in the state, let me know, all the logistics support, we will give to you,” Wike said.

The outspoken Rivers governor said though he knew the humiliation Obi suffered before he left the PDP for the Labour Party, he would not leave the party.

“I know the humiliation you suffered. Nobody will hear what you pass through and stay in the party but I will not leave. I will stay and fight.

“I won’t leave this house. I will never allow armed robbers to take over this house. I will stay and chase away armed robbers.

“So, thank God because if you have not left, you would not have realised your ambition to be able to save Nigeria,” Wike said.