Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, on Thursday encouraged Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, to disregard jealous detractors, particularly those from his home state of Anambra.
This was stated by the governor of Rivers at the opening of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital.
Though Wike did not specifically mentioned the name of Charles Soludo, the Anambra State governor, it was believed he was among those he was referring to.
Soludo appears to be enjoying criticising Obi recently.
First, Soludo claimed that the investments Obi left in government are worth close to nothing.
While that was yet to settle, he said Obi can’t win the 2023 presidential election as there are “two persons/parties seriously contesting for president”.
In his response, Obi said that he did his little as governor of Anambra and urged Soludo to do his best in the state as an economics professor.
But Wike told Obi, who was a special guest of honor during the inauguration,which drew a sizable throng of LP candidates’s supporters, who chanted his name as he stood at the stage to deliver a speech.
Wike said, “We have worked and you know we have worked. One reason I also brought you (Obi) is that I know you also worked well in Anambra.
“Some people because of the level you are now, they are envying you in your state. They can come out and say all kind of rubbish. Don’t worry, that is how it is; it is your home person that will kill you first, so don’t bother about those things.
“I have always told people when you are given opportunity, use it to showcase what you can do, stop criticising somebody who has left, you have been given the opportunity now show it. I am a professor, professor well, I am a doctor, doctor well, I am a lawyer, lawyer well, I am a mechanic, mechanic well.”