Governor Wike stated this on Wednesday when Governor Obaseki led some political leaders of Edo State on a thank you visit at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt.
According to Wike, standing against forces of godfatherism was not easy but Governor Obaseki made himself available to protect the interest of Edo State.
“Our work would have been difficult if he did not make himself available. I cannot support a lily hearted person. Governor Obaseki was firm. It is not easy to fight godfatherism. But he has the interest of Edo people at heart. Together, we have conquered it,” Wike said.
Governor Wike also clarified that he had advocated unity within the party. He explained that when Governor Obaseki joined the PDP, he pushed for all interests to be considered.
That position, he said, paid off because the Party went into the electoral battle as a united family and clinched the victory.
“I did not want division. I insisted that it will be good we are all together. This will make it easy to go into the electoral battle and win. I thank you my brother, Obaseki for carrying everybody along in the Party. Edo people are also looking up to you to forgive everybody,” he said.
“Forgive your political opponents. I am happy that today, South -South is under one political party. This will make for integration. We can speak with one voice in moving Nigeria forward. This is the sweetest electoral victory I have ever witnessed,” Wike said.