Thursday October 06, 2022 6:57 PM

Peter Obi is a good economist, but lacks integrity and character- Wike

Rivers State Governor  Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has blasted Mr Peter Obi for living the People Democratic Party ahead of the presidential primaries.

According to Wike, Peter Obi, would not have secured the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if he had  remained in the party.

The outspoken Governor made this remark while appearing on the on “Politics Today,” a programme on Channels TV, on Thursday.

Wike  said he was not surprised by the decision of the former governor of Anambra to quit the race and leave PDP.

“It’s not surprising to me. Peter Obi leaving the party, does not surprise me, because he knows that there is no way he would have won the PDP presidential primaries. How would he have won? I went to Anambra and told (them), ‘don’t waste your votes on him,’ “ he said

“Since he left APGA as a governor, he has never won an election in Anambra. Check it! The issue is that, at that level, there must be integrity, there must be character,” Mr Wike added.

He also reacted to speculations that Obi may move to the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to the vice presidential candidate of the party.

“So, when we talk of character and integrity, it is an issue. You can be the best economist, but you don’t have character, no integrity.

“A (PDP) vice presidential candidate in the 2019 election? What is he seeing differently (in NNPP) that he didn’t see for many years now? Just 72 hours (to the PDP presidential primary), he is now seeing them,” the governor said.

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