Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has called on the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, to stop criticizing former Anmabra State Governor Peter Obi’s achievements in the state of Anambra. Wike advised Soludo to make the most of the chance he has been given to advance the state.
Wike encouraged Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, to disregard jealous detractors, particularly those from his home state of Anambra.
“We have worked and you know we have worked. One reason I also brought (invited) you (Obi) is that I know you also worked well in Anambra…. Some people because of the level you are now, are envying you in your state. They can come out and say all kinds of rubbish. Don’t worry, that is how it is; it is your home person that will kill you first, so don’t bother about those things.”
Wike made those comments at the commissioning/opening of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital, by Mr. Obi.
Wike added “I have always told people when you are given the opportunity, use it to showcase what you can do, stop criticizing somebody who has left, you have been given the opportunity now show it. I am a professor, professor well, I am a doctor, doctor well, I am a lawyer, lawyer well, I am a mechanic, mechanic well,” the governor said.
Obi was a special guest of honor at the inauguration, which drew a large number of people who chanted the LP flag bearer’s name as he approached the podium to deliver his remarks.
A couple of days ago, Soludo said the investments Obi left in government are worth close to nothing.
Soludo also said Obi can’t win the 2023 presidential election as there are “two persons/parties seriously contesting for president”. However, Obi replied that he did his little as governor of Anambra and urged Soludo to do his best in the state as an economics professor.