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  • Updated: September 24, 2020

'It's Not Easy To Fight Godfatherism' - Wike

'It's Not Easy To Fight Godfatherism' - Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, said that it isn't a small feat "to fight godfatherism".

Wike stated this while he received re-elected Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, who expressed gratitude for Wike's role in his re-election.

Obaseki said, “After I was pushed out of my former party, this house was the first place I sought solace. You took me in as a brother, out of the storm, changed my clothes and gave me food to eat,” he said.

“It was in this house, the campaign council met to work out the key strategies that led us to victory. You mobilised people across the country. You moved to Benin, went through the humiliation and attacks. You supported us and we won.

“It will be a sin against God if we do not come to say thank you. Even if the victory we are celebrating is from God. He has used people like you to make it happen.”

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In response to the words of gratitude, Wike said that he supported Obaseki because he was not "lily-hearted" but "firm".

Wike said, “Our work would have been difficult if he did not make himself available. I cannot support a lily-hearted person. Governor Obaseki was firm,” he said.

“It is not easy to fight godfatherism. But he has the interest of Edo people at heart. Together, we have conquered it.

"I thank you, my brother, Obaseki for carrying everybody along in the party.

“Edo people are also looking up to you to forgive everybody. Forgive your political opponents,” he said, adding: “I am happy that today, south-south is under one political party. We can speak with one voice in moving Nigeria forward. This is the sweetest electoral victory I have ever witnessed.”

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