Wike Apologises To Oshiomhole For Supporting Obaseki’s Re-Election
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has apologised to Adams Oshiomhole, former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike said he was sorry for supporting the re-election of Godwin Obaseki as Edo governor.
He apologized while speaking at the inauguration of the Rumuepirikom flyover in Obio-Akpor LGA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Oshiomhole, who was governor of Edo from 2008 to 2016, was succeeded by Obaseki, who was then a member of the APC.
Wike also used the commissioning opportunity to offer a public apology to Oshiomhole over some political comments against him and the governorship candidate he supported in the last Edo State gubernatorial election.
Addressing Oshiomhole at the inauguration, Wike said he has learned from the past.
“I use this opportunity to apologise to you. I came to Edo state to make sure your candidate didn’t win the election. And I was virtually in charge, every day, coming out on television to take you on,” Wike said.
“I said you will not win and you didn’t win. That assignment has been done and we now know who is who.
“I want to tell my people and sincerely apologise to you. You know, each time you learn. People will praise you when you do for them. The day you say ‘no, you’re wrong, they begin to say all sorts of things.
“I’m sure those in my party before cannot say anything without mentioning Wike. But because I said let the right thing be done, let agreement be agreement, I have now become a nobody, an enemy — these people are praising me morning and night.”
The Rivers governor also made a reference to the 2019 elections, adding that Oshiomhole and the APC challenged him in Rivers at the time.
“Now, we’re friends. Let bygones be bygones,” Wike added.