Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, as a politician who is a serial betrayer of those who helped him to advance his political aspiration.
Wike made this remark on Monday at the inauguration of the Community Secondary School, Omuanwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
It was in an apparent response to Obaseki’s advertorial, where he castigated Wike and accused him of turning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into his personal property.
The Rivers State governor, after reviewing Obaseki’s alleged betrayal and ingratitude, concluded that he owed the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, an apology for opposing him when he insisted that “Obaseki is a treacherous and ungrateful man”.
Wike said Oshiomhole was right then and had been vindicated given the recent display of ingratitude by Obaseki to the PDP and to those who helped him to secure his second tenure as governor of Edo State.
He said, “If you go and check the DNA of Godwin Obaseki, what you’ll see in that DNA is serial betrayal and ungratefulness. Let me stand today to apologise to Adams Oshiomhole, who has been vindicated by telling us that we will see the true colour, we’ll see the insincerity, we’ll see the ungratefulness of Godwin Obaseki.
“So let me apologize to Adams Oshiomhole and to say you have been vindicated. You were right, we were wrong. I’ve never seen people who are so ungrateful in life. I’ve never seen people who can betray everything in life.”
Wike maintained that when placed side by side with Obaseki in character contents, the Edo State governor is never his match, because he (Wike) is consistent, sincere and a forthright team player, who has never betrayed any person who had helped him politically.