Mr. Osita Chidoka who is a former Minister of Aviation has asserted that endorsement of candidates from other political parties is something that is very much ‘consistent’ with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s style of politics.
Chidoka who appeared on a TV program on Tuesday night was speaking in reaction to the endorsement of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu for a second term by Wike.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that Governor Wike had given an endorsement during a conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State officials in Lagos on Monday.
Chidoka, who is also a special adviser to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, pointed out that Wike did the same thing during the Anambra State governorship election.
According to Chidoka ‘This is not the first time he’s doing it. In Anambra, during the Anambra governorship election, he did not support the PDP candidate. He said it’s against his conscience to fight against his friend who was running for governor.
‘I believe that this is consistent with his style and he’s at liberty to choose who he wants to endorse.’
Chidoka further noted that it ‘is not morally right to be wearing the flag of the party. You served that government as a minister, you became governor under the same PDP and now you’re endorsing candidates outside of the PDP.
‘I think there’s a morality issue here’.
The former Minister also advised that the PDP must devise a way to deal with such behaviours in the party.
Wike had two days ago lambasted the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, accusing him of threatening the unity of Nigeria over alleged Atiku’s opinion that the choice of who becomes president has to do with only about what the North wants.
Wike, who raised the accusation yesterday on arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers State from a three days trip to Spain, urged the PDP to apologise to Nigerians if the divisive comments truly came from Atiku.