Controversies seem to be trailing the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi‘s association with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, as the governorship candidate of the party in the state, Beatrice Itubo and some aggrieved members blow hot over the move to trade off Rivers Labour Party candidates.
Mrs Itubo has vowed never to step down for Wike’s governorship candidate, Siminialayi Fubara, who is contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Itubo, who expressed worry about Obi’s association with Wike said the Governor lacks the capacity to influence votes for him (Obi) in Rivers State.
According to her, with or without Wike, Obi will win in Rivers state, noting that Wike’s promises to deliver Rivers to people is overrating himself.
The Rivers State Labour Party guber candidate had reacted to Obi’s alleged move to trade the party’s candidates in the state for his win in the state at the 2023 general election.
It would be recalled that Obi, was in Rivers on Thursday as a guest of the Governor to inaugurate the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover.
Obi in his remarks to Wike said, “I’ve listened to what you said, you said I should advise Labour people that they should be careful of the state, I’ll talk to them and we will negotiate. So, if we leave the State for him he will leave the centre for us. Is it not?