Governor Nyesom Wike, key player in the success of the People’s Democratic Party’s at the just concluded Edo State Governorship elections, has told Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki that he is free to return to the APC if the PDP is not working for him.
Wike said this on Friday morning when he appeared on Channel Television’s daily show, Sunrise Daily.
When asked what he would do if Obaseki left the PDP, Wike said, “I don’t want to discuss something that is not going to be possible. However, assuming it happens, so what? That is politics.”
“If the governor believes that the PDP is no longer a party for him to actualise his vision and his mission, there is nothing wrong but I don’t believe that it is going to happen because the governor has consistently told us that there is no way he will leave the PDP. If he leaves the PDP, people in Edo State will not be happy.”
Wike further said that Mr. Obaseki should not forget that he should not forget that he was given an umbrella when he was left in the rain.
“And he is somebody I have that trust in that he will not leave the party. This is a party that clothed him. This is a party that when it was raining, gave him an umbrella.”
He went on to say that he did little, financially, in getting Obaseki re-elected.
“What resources could I have deployed? He is a sitting governor. What resources can I give him that he does not have?” he asked.