Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has vowed to visit Ondo state as the constitution guarantees him the right.
He made this known in a live television programme on Tuesday, September 29, in Akure.
Governor Akeredolu had earlier asked Wike to steer clear of the state, warning that the people will resist him and any attempt to play the role of a godfather before or during the gubernatorial election.
But Wike, while stressing that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will sail to victory, declared that his Ondo colleague cannot bar him from coming to the state, adding that Akeredolu lacks the moral and constitutional rights to stop him.
Wike said: “I don’t want to believe that Governor Akeredolu said what he was quoted to have said because he knows the consequences of saying such. I can visit Ondo state tomorrow and nobody can stop me.
“Akeredolu was in Rivers state during one of our bye elections and nobody stopped him. He was in Rivers state to campaign for the candidate of his party and we didn’t stop him. So, how come he now wants to stop me from visiting Ondo?”
The Ondo guber election has been slated for October 10, 2020 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).