Connect with us

News

Nigerian Governors Are Now Beggars, Toothless Bulldogs That Can’t Bite – Governor Wike [Video]

Published

on

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) as a “beggars forum, a toothless bulldog that can only bark and can’t bite”.

Nigerian Governors Are Now Beggars, Toothless Bulldogs That Can't Bite - Governor Wike [Video] 3

Wike started this on Monday while addressing journalists at Government House in Port Harcourt, while reacting to the failure of the NGF to speak up for embattled Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

The governor mocked NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, for watching APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, disqualify Obaseki from contesting in the party’s upcoming primary for the party ticket in the September governorship election.

Wike said it was unusual that a sitting governor would be disqualified from running for a second term by the same All Progressives Congress (APC) on whose platform he became governor.

READ:  Tinubu Visits Osinbajo In His Abuja Residence After Winning APC Presidential Ticket

He stated that the Nigerian governors had turned beggars and became toothless bulldog since the APC took over the leadership of the forum in 2015.

“Ordinarily, I won’t speak about the challenges being faced by Obaseki because I have no business with APC. But, I will speak because the Nigerian Governors’ Forum is now a toothless bulldog that can bark but cannot bite.

“It is most unfortunate that I belong to a forum that cannot bite. Nigerian Governors’ Forum died immediately APC took over in 2015. Before then, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum was very powerful.

“APC killed Governors’ Forum and whatever position the forum takes now is in the interest of the ruling party. Nobody seems to respect Nigerian Governors’ Forum again because we have given ourselves out,” he said.

READ:  17-Year-Old Zamfara Girl Sets Herself Ablaze Over Fiance's Inability To Pay N17,000 Dowry

Governor Wike also took a swipe at the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) for being too beggarly and failing to rise in defence of the embattled Edo State governor.

“Governor Obaseki is a member of the APC and I campaigned against him in 2016. How can you say that a sitting governor is disqualified because his certificate is defective.

“A sitting governor who was presented by the APC National Chairman? Has he apologized to Nigerians? Has he apologized to Edo people? He should apologize to Edo people. How can a man who doesn’t have a certificate claim that the certificate of a sitting governor that attended Nigeria’s premier university is defective?

“APC governors call themselves Progressive Governors and their national chairman is also progressive. APC governors have refused to come out and say we can’t take this; they are only begging. Imagine, Governor Obaseki being disqualified by someone who does not have a certificate.”

The governor, also took a swipe at Oshiomhole, saying he was planning to perpetrate impunity in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

READ:  Tinubu Explains Why Nigerians Must Give President Buhuri Second Tenure To Continue Ruling

Explaining that the people of Edo State must say no to such impunity the way it was done in Rivers State in 2010, Wike said Oshiomhole should apologise to the Edo people.

“Adams Oshiomhole campaigned for Governor Obaseki four years ago. The same man has turned around to say that Obaseki has a defective certificate.

“Has Oshiomhole apologised to Nigerians that he supported someone with a defective certificate? Who is saying that a sitting governor has a defective certificate? Is it a man that does not have a certificate?

“Oshiomhole should be told to practise what he preaches. The APC wants to perpetrate impunity in Edo State the way they unleashed terror in Rivers State in 2019.

“They think because they have the Army, Police and INEC, they can do anything and get away with it. They tried it in Rivers State, but God gave us the will to say no. I hope Edo people will also say no to the impunity,” he stated.

READ:  Oshiomhole Just Have Title Of National Chairman, He's Empty And Powerless - Tanko Yakassai

Speaking on Obaseki’s planned defection to the PDP, Wike said he would be happy to receive him, but added that he would not guarantee automatic ticket for him because Edo people would decide.

“Edo PDP has a role to play. There is nothing like endorsement. But I must tell you that I am not happy the way he was disqualified by the APC because it will affect his integrity,” he said.

Watch the video below:

Subscribe to Kanyi TV

This is coming just a day after Governor Obaseki visited Wike in Rivers State, to allegedly seek support for his bid to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and contest on the opposition party’s platform.

READ:  Nigeria Owes China $3 Billion, Approximately N1.2 Trillion As Of 2020 – World Bank

"Don’t Allow Anybody Drag You Into Politics" – Akpabio Tells Davido During Courtesy Visit
Celebrities50 mins ago

“Don’t Allow Anybody Drag You Into Politics” – Akpabio Tells Davido During Courtesy Visit

Spyro Reveals Why He Would Never Be In The Same Room With BBNaija Star, Nengi
Entertainment1 hour ago

Spyro Reveals Why He Would Never Be In The Same Room With BBNaija Star, Nengi

Emdee Tiamiyu Reportedly Deported Back To Nigeria By UK Government
Celebrities2 hours ago

Emdee Tiamiyu Reportedly Deported Back To Nigeria By UK Government

Liverpool Confirms Arne Slot Will Replace Jurgen Klopp As Head Coach
Sports16 hours ago

Liverpool Confirms Arne Slot Will Replace Jurgen Klopp As Head Coach

Former Labour Minister, Ajibola Afonja Is Dead
News16 hours ago

Former Labour Minister, Ajibola Afonja Is Dead

Kehinde Wiley Reacts As Joseph Awuah-Darko Accuses Him Of Sexual Assault
Celebrities17 hours ago

Kehinde Wiley Reacts As Joseph Awuah-Darko Accuses Him Of Sexual Assault

Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Fresh Bail Request, Removal From DSS Custody
News19 hours ago

Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Fresh Bail Request, Removal From DSS Custody

"If There’s More, Confess In Advance” – Bovi Advices Diddy After He Apologized For Assaulting Cassie
Entertainment21 hours ago

“If There’s More, Confess In Advance” – Bovi Advices Diddy After He Apologized For Assaulting Cassie

"I'll Retire As Young Billionaire" - BBNaija Ka3na Brags As She Sales Her Property $900 Million
Celebrities22 hours ago

“I’ll Retire As Young Billionaire” – BBNaija Ka3na Brags As She Sales Her Property $900 Million

Jaywon Slams People Who Are 'Judging' Diddy For Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend Cassie
Entertainment22 hours ago

Jaywon Slams People Who Are ‘Judging’ Diddy For Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend Cassie

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister, 7 Others Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash
World News1 day ago

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister, 7 Others Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash

Caroline Danjuma Addresses Oritsefemi's Claim That She Was Married To Davido’s Late Friend Tagbo
Entertainment1 day ago

Caroline Danjuma Addresses Oritsefemi’s Claim That She Was Married To Davido’s Late Friend Tagbo

“I Will Never Marry A Man Who Can’t Afford A Cook” BBNaija's Doyin David [Video]
Celebrities1 day ago

“I Will Never Marry A Man Who Can’t Afford A Cook” – BBNaija’s Doyin David [Video]

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Caught On Camera Beating, Kicking His Ex-Girlfriend, Cassie Ventura [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

Sean ”Diddy” Combs apologises after horrific video of him assaulting ex girlfriend Cassie goes viral

Christian Malanga Dead as Government forces foil coup in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 6
World News2 days ago

Christian Malanga Dead as Government forces foil coup in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

“I've Collected My Glory Back” – Portable Jubilates As His Former Manager, Stelliza Dies In Car Accident [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

“I’ve Collected My Glory Back” – Portable Jubilates As His Former Manager, Stelliza Dies In Car Accident [Video]

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi Feared Dead as helicopter crashes and is yet to be found 7
News2 days ago

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi Feared Dead as helicopter crashes and is yet to be found

Fans Request Refund Of $50,000 Donations After Korra Obidi Travelled To Hawaii For Vacation
Celebrities2 days ago

Fans Request Refund Of $50,000 Donations After Korra Obidi Travelled To Hawaii For Vacation

I’m A Godfather To Wizkid, Davido And Burna Boy – Oritsefemi [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

I’m A Godfather To Wizkid, Davido And Burna Boy – Oritsefemi [Video]

Oritsefemi Blames Caroline Danjuma For Making Him Marry His Ex-Wife, Nabila Fash [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

Oritsefemi Blames Caroline Danjuma For Making Him Marry His Ex-Wife, Nabila Fash [Video]