The River State Governor Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, apologized to former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, saying he regretted supporting the reelection of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in September 2020.
Wike apologized to Oshiomhole at the official opening of the Rumuepirikom Flyover.
Oshiomhole had commissioned the flyover in the state’s Obio-Akpor Local Government Area.
“We are now friends, let bygones be bygones,” Wike told a smiling Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole was Edo governor between 2008 and 2016. He handed over to Obaseki who was then a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The two men, however, fell apart due to intra-party squabbles and Obaseki couldn’t secure an APC ticket to return to office in 2020 gotten by Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Obaseki moved to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and consulted with Wike; as seen by his many visits to the Rivers governor’s residence.
He later won the PDP governorship nomination, defeating Ize-Iyamu.
Iyamu had the support of Oshiomhole and other APC heavyweights like Bola Tinubu; the former governor of Lagos State, and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obaseki and Wike have recently been at odds during a crisis roiling the PDP as the former backed Atiku Abubakar; while the latter persisted in demanding Iyorchia Ayu’s resignation as a condition of supporting Atiku’s bid for the presidency in 2023.
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