Our reporter| Former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, named Nyesom Wike, the current governor of the state as the “best governor” in the country, describing him as a treasure whom “enemies of progress” denied Nigeria.
Odilli made the assertion while addressing Wike at the commissioning of the Dr. Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital in an apparent dig at the failure of River’s state governors failure to emerge as the presidential candidate of the PDP.
“Fourteen months ago, when this project was flagged off, everything I said about you, you have not only altered but you’ve taken it to a level where the takeoff point is the sky,” Odili said.
“It is a unique history that you have written. Nigerians can now see the treasure that enemies of progress have denied Nigeria or are attempting to deny Nigeria but God is omniscient, omnipresent, and all-knowing,” the ex-governor stated.
Odili commended Wike for excellent performance in the state’s infrastructure delivery.
Odili, who was Rivers governor from May 1999 to May 2007, said despite the fact that Wike belongs to a different party from the President’s, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) couldn’t resist crowning him the best governor for infrastructure in Nigeria.
“When your opponent declares you a winner, then you are a winner for all times. And that’s what you are,” Odili told Wike.