Governor of Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike stated that former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido fuelled the exit of Labor Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Wike who made this revelation on Thursday, when he received the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide, in Port Harcourt, stressed that Lamido’s and his cahoots’ insistence to support presidential candidate of Northern extraction forced the former governor of Anambra state out of the PDP.
“Obi was running with us. I knew when Obi left. He was principled and he said he can’t stand it, people should say the truth. He went to see Sule Lamido in Jigawa, not in Dutse, but in a village that will take you more than four or five hours drive from Dutse the capital.
“You know what he told Obi? He didn’t tell him that look, you came late and I have chosen somebody. He said it is the north that will produce the next president. That was how Obi left saying why is he wasting time. Ask him, that’s how he left PDP.”