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We Pledge ‘Logistics Support’ For Your Campaign, Wike Tells Obi 

Michael Chukwuebuka, Reporting

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pledged to provide “logistics support” for the campaigns of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, within the state.

Wike also said Obi, who’s a former Anambra State governor, has all the characteristics to lead Nigeria.

He made the declaration to the LP presidential candidate on Thursday in Port Harcourt, at the venue of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover inauguration.

“Each time you want to campaign in the state, let me know; all the logistics support, we will give to you,” Wike told Obi.

Stonix News reports that Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed were in the state capital to inaugurate the 9th flyover built by Wike’s administration.

They were excitedly received by a large crowd of their supporters known as ‘Obidients’.

Recall that for months, Wike and four other governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have demanded the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as PDP national chairman as a precondition to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

While Wike and his allies have not been seen to campaign for Atiku, it is not clear whether they will support Obi, or Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the contest for Aso Rock’s top job which has been described by analysts and keen observers as a three-horse race.

Wike said though he knew the humiliation Obi suffered before he left the PDP for the Labour Party, he won’t leave the party but chase out the “armed robbers”.

“I know the humiliation you suffered. Nobody will hear what you passed through and stay in the party, but I will not leave. I will stay and fight.

“I won’t leave this house. I will never allow armed robbers to take over this house. I will stay and chase away armed robbers.

“So, thank God because if you have not left, you would not have realised your ambition to be able to save Nigeria,” Wike told Obi.

Obi left the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in October 2014 and joined the PDP.

He was the running mate to PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 general elections.

He, however, dumped the PDP early 2022 and joined the LP where he clinched the party’s 2023 presidential ticket.

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