Resist the godfather – Wike charges Ambode


Gov Akinwunmi of Lagos State has been urged to resist Bola Tinubu, the godfather, in the matter of endorsement for 2019 in Lagos. Gov Nyesom Wike who pushed Ambode verbally said it was the only way to free himself from the shackles of godfatherism.

Wike was asked in an interview in Port Harcourt to comment on the Lagos State political rift between Gov Ambode and his godfather, and he advised Ambode resist the godfather.

He said: “If it is correct that the godfather is against Ambode, I will tell him (Ambode) to resist it. I will tell him to promote the interest of his state. Godatherism is not good. It negates development. “

He said that in Rivers State, the immediate past Governor sold State Assets to his business partner, only to turn around to anoint the business partner to contest for the governorship position of the state.

“No more godfather politics in Rivers State.  We are not in Lagos State.  Rivers State will not accept godfatherism. My concern is to do well for Rivers State.

“For the over three years that we have managed Rivers State, nobody of good conscience will say that we have not done well. We are not threatened because in Rivers State, PDP is a dominant party”, he said