Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, has advised members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra not to waste their votes on former state governor Peter Obi, whom he claims lacks the capacity to win the presidential election.
Mr Wike, a presidential candidate and ardent PDP supporter, made the remarks in Anambra while meeting with party stakeholders in the state in an attempt to portray himself as the best candidate for the PDP ticket.
He emphasized that Mr Obi had no chance of winning the election, so votes cast for him in the primary would be a waste of time.
“Anambra will be protected but if you go and waste that vote…it’s a waste when he (referring to Mr Obi) won’t win. But you know he won’t win. Are you not aware?”
Gov Wike queried the audience as shouts of “I’m aware” filled the meeting venue. “We should tell ourselves the simple truth. I know where he would win, but this one, Mba! Mba! It’s not available at all,” he said.