Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has taken a swipe at Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, after he through the APC caucus in Edo State disqualified Governor Obaseki by using certificate.
The Professor Jonathan Ayuba led APC screening committee had screened out Obaseki from the June 22 governorship primary of the party over inconsistencies on his certificate from the Institute of Continuous Education and wrongful spelling of his name on his NYSC certificate.
The development comes on the heels of power tussle between Obaseki and Oshiomhole ahead of the state governorship election coming up later in the year.
Nyesom Wike, in a tweet accused Oshiomhole for calling a kettle black.
Obaseki was disqualified by someone who doesn’t have a certificate, what an irony!
Recall the governor had hosted Obaseki in Port Harcourt yesterday.
Mr Wike’s tweet here could mean that he is ready to back Mr Obaseki in his next political moves.
Mr Wike, who is on his second term as Rivers governor, could very well be said to have experience in political battle, having successfully fought a fierce election battle against the APC to win re-election in 2019.
Apart from being one of the most influential governors in PDP, Mr Wike publicly said he funded the election of the Bayelsa governor, Douye Diri.
If Mr Obaseki secures Mr Wike’s support, it could be a major boost for Mr Obaseki to clinch the PDP ticket and in the main election.
Mr Obaseki, shortly after meeting with Mr Wike on Sunday, also travelled to Uyo where he met with the Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, who is also a PDP member.