Edo election: It is difficult to fight godfathers — Wike tells Obaseki

Edo election: It is difficult to fight godfathers — Wike tells Obaseki

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Rivers State governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has commended the bravery of his counterpart in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for his re-election victim, saying that it is not easy to fight god-father in politics.

FILE: EDO STATE GOVERNOR, GODWIN OBASEKI GREETING MR. NYESOM WIKE, THE GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE DURING A COURTESY VISIT TO THE LATER IN RIVERS STATE

He disclosed this when he played host to some political leaders of Edo State on a thank-you visit to him at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

He described Governor Obaseki as courageous and fearless man.

According to him, “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”.

L-R (FRONT ROW): EDO STATE FIRST LADY, MRS. BETSY OBASEKI; GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI; RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR AND CHAIRMAN OF PDP NATIONAL CAMPAIGN COUNCIL FOR EDO GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, NYESOM WIKE; EDO STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, RT. HON. COMRADE PHILIP SHAIBU; HIS WIFE, MRS. MARYANN SHAIBU; CHAIRMAN OF EDO STATE PDP CAMPAIGN COUNCIL, CHIEF DAN ORBIH, AND SENATOR REPRESENTING EDO CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT, CLIFFORD ORDIA, DURING OBASEKI’S THANK YOU VISIT, AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

Earlier in a remark, Governor, Godwin Obaseki revealed that the strategy that led to his victory at the polls was hatched in Rivers State after a marathon meeting with like minds.

He noted the commitment of Governor Wike in ensuring electoral victory for him by relocating to Edo State despite the needless attacks from the opposition.

The Edo Governor also described the consolation he got from his Rivers State counterpart, as the second pivot for his electoral victory.

According to him, “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.

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“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,” he said.

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