The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday indirectly poked Anambra State governor, Charles Soludo when he urged the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi to ignore envious critics, especially those from his home state of Anambra.
Wike said this during the inauguration of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port Harcourt.
Obi was a special guest of honour at the inauguration which was attended by massive crowd who intermittently chanted the name of the LP flag bearer.
There was also a thunderous ovation when he mounted the podium to speak.
Wike said, “We have worked and you know we have worked. One reason I also brought you (Obi) is that I know you also worked well in Anambra.
“Some people because of the level you are now, they are envying you in your state. They can come out and say all kind 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.
“I have always told people when you are given opportunity, use it to showcase what you can do, stop criticising 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.
Recall that Soludo had claimed that the investments Obi left in government are worth close to nothing.
Soludo also said, without reasonable grounds, that the Labour Party candidate cannot win the 2023 presidential election.
According to the Anambra, there are “two persons/parties seriously contesting for president”.
However, many Opinion Polls had shown that Soludo’s view is at variance with the wishes of majority of Nigerians.