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Peter Obi is Still My Hero.




Peter Obi is Still My Hero.

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, referred to Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential contender, as the 2023 election’s hero yesterday.


NewsReport that as President Muhammadu Buhari passed away on May 29, this year, Wike claimed that Obi’s decision to run for president on the platform of the Labour Party mostly hindered the North from keeping power.

The governor made the commendation during an interactive meeting with the Technical Dealers Association of Nigeria, the Computer Dealers Association, the Garrison Phone Dealers Association, and the Building Materials Traders Association in Port Harcourt yesterday.

Wike explained that contrary to the insinuation that he did not support Obi, what most people failed to realize was that the Labour Party presidential candidate remains his hero of the election.

His words: “Obi is my hero. If Obi did not contest, power would have gone back to the North. It was the whole of the South and Southeast that PDP lost; if Obi had not contest, PDP would have won.

“The hero in this election is Obi, whether you like it or not. I am not here to please you; Obi is the hero. He may not have been pronounced the winner, but no problem; the law will take its course. If Obi did not run this election, power would have remained in the North. Whether he was declared a winner now or not, history will be on his side that he fought and fought well.”

The Rivers governor said that the reason he did not publicly declare support for any presidential candidate was because the PDP G-5 governors had unanimously agreed to ensure the emergence of a president from southern Nigeria to succeed President Buhari.

Governor Wike said that while the G-5 Governors assiduously worked for power to return to the South, the likes of former Rivers State governor and immediate past Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, who is now soliciting Igbo to support APC candidate Tonye Cole, mobilized votes for Atiku Abubakar.

“If Amaechi loves the Igbo, why did he not support Obi? Instead, he supported Atiku. He did not want power to return to the South because he lost the APC ticket,” he said.

He urged the Igbo in Rivers to be wary of Amaechi, who, he said, served as Minister of Transportation for over seven years but failed to revive eastern ports and railway lines from Enugu to Aba and Port Harcourt.

The governor announced the allocation of 150 plots of land to the Computer Dealers Association and 30 plots to the Computer Dealers Association to develop an industrial park in Port Harcourt.

Chairmen of the Computer Dealers Association, Mr. Anunobi Ikechi, and the Building Materials Traders Association, Okwudiri Onuorah, assured the governor of their support for the Rivers State PDP governorship candidate, Siminialayi Fubara, in the March 18 governorship election.

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