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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The Governor while reacting to the endorsement has made fun of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.

The governor said the action of Obasanjo has attested to the fact that something was wrong with Atiku.

He recalled that Atiku served as vice president under the former president from 1999 to 2003.

The Governor made this revelation during the flagging off of a road project in Emohua Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

He said: “If you are bad product, you are a bad product, if you are a good product, you are a good product.

“You worked under somebody, the person has recommended to Nigerians another person, is it me?

“I worked with somebody for eight years and we are using it as a campaign that when we were in office we did well, then my boss is recommending another person to be there, something is fundamentally wrong.

“I was praying that Obasanjo should not say anything, when I saw the letter last night I was touched.

“If your principal does not recommend you, then there’s something fundamentally wrong. ”

The Informant247 earlier reported that former president Obasanjo endorsed Peter Obi ahead of the February 25, 2023 election.

The former Nigerian leader said Obi has an edge over and better than other presidential contestants.

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, Bola Tinubu has spoken on the manner former president, Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi ahead of the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.

The APC chieftain has described the endorsement of Obi by Obasanjo as ”worthless”.

Tinubu admitted that the former Nigerian leader has the democratic right to support or endorse any candidate of his choice.

The presidential candidate recalled how many of those endorsed by Obasanjo in the past lost elections.

He added that no politician will depend on Obasanjo’s endorsement to win election, not even in his home state, Ogun State.

The Presidential Campaign Council of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has dismissed the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The presidential campaign committee, has described the endorsement as Obasanjo’s personal opinion.

It said that majority of the people in Nigeria prefers Atiku.

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, on Monday took to social media, Twitter, to describe the endorsement as a failure.

Sowore has described the endorsement as an attempt to destroy the country.

He said he would prefer the endorsement of the people to that of the former Nigerian president.

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