Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has berated his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, over his comment on the forthcoming Ondo governorship election.
This news medium reports that governor Wike on Friday accused the All Progressives Congress of putting the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC under pressure to win the election for Akeredolu.
According to the governor, the APC is influencing the elecoral body having lost in Edo State. He also declared that Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party will win the October 10 election.
Reacting to Wike’s comment, Akeredolu through the state Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogor, asked Wike to steer clear of the October 10 governorship election in the state.
The Ondo governor also said there would not be any room for Wike to influence the forthcoming election in the South-West state.
He said, “In all aspects, Governor Wike deserves respect not just as governor but as a critical stakeholder in the democratic journey. He has his inalienable rights as a citizen to express his mind and make comments about whatever he feels strongly about.
“However, what amuses us is his imperious attitude and recourse to spurious allegations just because of an election. He should know that the people of the Ondo State who have a history of rejecting external influence and domination, will resist his attempt to play the role of a godfather in Ondo state. Ondo is not Rivers.
“The man ought to know that utterances of public office holders must be measured and their delivery ought to be in line with the mood of the people. The people of the state will resist Wike here even if he had roared elsewhere successfully. For emphasis, his imperialistic approach is most unfortunate and very unbecoming.”