Nyesom Wike, Godwin Obaseki
Governor Godwin Obaseki has thanked Governor Nyesom Wike for standing by him and playing a huge role in his re-election as the Governor of Edo state.
Obaseki who visited Wike on Wednesday September 23, stated that Governor Wike took him in after he was pushed out of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also revealed that the campaign council met at Wike’s house to work out the strategies that led them to victory on Saturday September 19.
Obaseki was quoted saying in a statement released by Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers commissioner of information;
“After I was pushed out of my former party, this house was the first place I sought solace. You took me in as a brother, out of the storm, changed my clothes and gave me food to eat.
“It was in this house, the campaign council met to work out the key strategies that led us to victory. You mobilised people across the country. You moved to Benin, went through the humiliation and attacks. You supported us and we won.
“It will be a sin against God if we do not come to say thank you. Even if the victory we are celebrating is from God. He has used people like you to make it happen.”
Responding to this, Wike praised him for standing “firm” in the election, saying he could not have supported a “lily-hearted person.”
“Our work would have been difficult if he did not make himself available. I cannot support a lily-hearted person. Governor Obaseki was firm.
“It is not easy to fight godfatherism. But he has the interest of Edo people at heart. Together, we have conquered it.
I thank you my brother, Obaseki for carrying everybody along in the party.
“Edo people are also looking up to you to forgive everybody. Forgive your political opponents. I am happy that today, south-south is under one political party. We can speak with one voice in moving Nigeria forward. This is the sweetest electoral victory I have ever witnessed.”