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Being the best economist without character is meaningless – Wike slams Peter Obi

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi would not have won the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential primaries even if he had not left the party.

Wike stated this while appearing on Channels TV’s Politics Today, adding that Obi’s decision to leave PDP did not come as a surprise to him.

He also said that one can be the best economist but if that person is without character then it is without meaning.

In his words; “What is he seeing that he did not see for how many years ago, 72 hours to the election, it’s now he’s seeing. A vice presidential candidate for the 2019 election. Someone can be the presidential candidate and still abandon their party and mess up.

Who are those people that make PDP lose the election? Can you trust them you give them a ticket? It will not be funny enough to do something that will finish PDP. When we talk about character, it’s an issue. You can be the best economist, but without character, it doesn’t mean anything.

“Peter Obi leaving the party is not surprising to me and I know he knows no way he would have won the presidential primaries. Forget about what his DG is saying about money.

“Those that joined this party since 1998, we’ve never left the party. If it’s this party, it’s in our blood. It doesn’t matter what problems we have in the party, we have to be inside it to settle the problems. Integrity is very important in what you’re doing. There must be integrity. There must be a character, and I’ve told all delegates that they must be very careful.”

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