Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has
apologised to former National Chairman of
the All Progressives Congress (APC),
Adams Oshiomhole, for working for the re-
election of Godwin Obaseki as Governor of
Edo state in 2020.
Wike apologised at the inauguration of the
Rumuepirikom Flyover in Obio-Akpor Local
Government Area of the state which he
(Oshiomhole) commissioned on
Wednesday, November 16.
The Rivers state Governor said he has
learnt his lesson and the past should
remain in the past.
“I use this opportunity to apologise to you. I
came to Edo State to make sure your
candidate didn’t win election. I said you
won’t win and you didn’t win. That
assignment has been done and we now
know who is who.
“We are now friends, let bygones be
“I want to sincerely apologise to you. Each
time you learn. People will praise you
when you do for them. When you say, they
are wrong, they begin to say all sorts of
“I’m sure those of them in my party before
cannot do anything without Wike but
because I said let the right thing be done, let
agreement be agreement, I have now
become an enemy. These are people who
were praising me morning and night.”
Recall that Oshiomhole, who was Edo
governor between 2008 and 2016, handed
over to Obaseki who was then a member
of the APC.
The two men, however, fell apart due to
intra-party squabbles and Obaseki who
couldn’t secure APC ticket to return to
office in 2020 gotten by Osagie Ize-Iyamu,
defected to the Peoples Democratic Party,
after which, Nyesom Wike and others
worked for his re-election.
Obaseki and Wike are however at
loggerheads amid a crisis rocking the PDP.