The endorsement of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu by his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike has been condemned by the Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Premium Politics on Tuesday reported that Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile stated that Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been endorsed by Wike, who is a PDP governor.
“Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike endorses Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the second term in office. Details later,” Akosile wrote.
Reacting, the Lagos State PDP Chairman, Philip Aivoji, in a chat with The PUNCH, said the Rivers Governor’s action was condemnable.
“Such action is condemnable. It is not a welcomed development at all and it is not expected of a governor of that stature, a serving governor under PDP. No matter the quarrel, whether you want Ayu to be removed, I don’t think that is the best way to handle it. As for me and all the leaders in Lagos State, we query such utterances. It is uncalled-for and unnecessary. When you are in PDP, you stand by the party,” he said.
A statement later by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Hakeem Amode, said, “I would have “expressed disappointment if Wike had attended any event with a speaking role without his usual rant of a drowning man who will clutch at a straw.”