Governor Nyesom Wike of River State has said the decision of the former presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Peter Obi, to leave the PDP was not a surprise to him.
Wike stated this during his appearance on Channels TV Politics today on Thursday. He said that Obi does not stand a chance of winning the party’s presidential primary if he had remained in the PDP.
Wike, while speaking on integrity and character, noted that Obi would not have won the presidential primaries.
He said, “What is he seeing that he did not see for how many years ago, 72 hours to the election, he can see”. A Vice presidential candidate for the 2019 election. Someone can be the presidential candidate and still abandon their party and mess up.
“Who are those people that make PDP lose the election? Can you trust them you give them a ticket? It will not be funny enough to do something that will finish PDF.
“When we talk about character, it’s an issue. You can be the best economist, but without character, it doesn’t mean anything.”
He said, “Integrity is very important in what you’re doing. There must be integrity. There must be a character, and I’ve told all delegates that they must be very careful.”
The presidential hopeful, however, said Obi’s decision to leave the PDP was not surprising to him because he hasn’t won any election since he left his former party – The all Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Wike said, “Peter Obi leaving the party is not surprising to me, and I know he knows no way he would have won the presidential primaries. Forget about what his DG is saying about money.
“Those that joined this party since 1998, we’ve never left the party. If it’s this party, it’s in our blood. It doesn’t matter what problems we have in the party. We have to be inside it to settle the problems,” he stated.