The presidential flagbearer of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said his recent visit to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State wasn’t to form a gang up.
Not men had contested for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party.
While Obi pulled out before the contest and joined Labour Party, Wike slugged it out with former vice president Atiku Abubakar who won the ticket.
Shortly after the election, Obi paid a visit to Wike in Rivers.
Speaking during an interview with Arise TV on Wednesday, Obi said he visited Wike because he runs a strategic state.
“I met Governor Wike because he is the Governor of a state that is creative enough to have a future,” Obi said.
“The Port in Port Harcourt can help decongest the Port in Lagos and help to what I.want to do with the Port. We must generate the appropriate revenue that we’re doing today.
“I didn’t go to see Wike to be another gang up or anything. Notwithstanding anything, I and Wike have been very close and very cordial. Everything I have invited him.
“Don’t forget that earlier this year I went to commission things for him. We’re friends. He’s one of all those who even supported me when I was Governor. He gave me…the Ministry of Education, when he was there had issues with teachers and he came and supported me with the UBEC money and everything.
“So, I’m going to visit every Governor to speak to them to understand that we should build a better Nigeria.”