Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has again condemned former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, over a fierce criticism from the latter.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that Lamido said that nobody in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) offended Governor Wike. He also said that Wike can only order “his slaves” in Rivers State.
Responding last Wednesday, Wike stated that Lamido has lost political relevance, accusing the 74-year-old of cracking the wall of unity.
Speaking again when he interacted with journalists at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area (LGA), shortly on arrival from London, United Kingdom (UK) recently, the governor subtly accused Lamido of nepotism.
In the company of the Rivers State governor were the governors of Benue and Abia State, Samuel Ortom and Okezie Ikpeazu respectively.
“Never mind some people who are just interested in their own, some people who only know how to produce their own children as governors or members of National Assembly,” Wike said.
“It’s unfortunate that’s the country where we are in.
“A man finished to be a governor. Now, what the man does again, how his own son will be a governor. And this is what has been part of the crisis we are having.
“It’s unfortunate. And these are the kinds of people who said they are leaders of this country. What exactly are they showing as leaders of the country?
“Leadership is not about you and your family. Leadership is about everybody.
“Somebody finishes eight years as governor. Somebody doing his own son to be governor, doing his own son to go to the National Assembly [sic].
“It is only in this part of the world that you can see that. When we are talking about poverty everywhere.”
This newspaper reports that former governor Lamido’s son, Mustapha, is the PDP governorship candidate in Jigawa State for the 2023 election.
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