The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has lashed out at his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike of his allegations ahead of the forthcoming polls in Ondo State.
While urging Wike to exercise caution over his utterances, Akeredolu said that Ondo State is not Rivers where he can lord over anyone.
According to Akeredolu, who spoke through his Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, said the scheme by Wike to assume the role of godfather ahead of the poll will be resisted by the people of Ondo State.
While emphasizing the Wike’s “imperialistic approach is most unfortunate and very unbecoming,” Akeredolu said tactics cannot work in Ondo State.
“However, what amuses us is his imperious attitude and recourse to spurious allegations just because of an election. He should know that the people of the state, who have a history of rejecting external influence and domination, will resist his attempt to play the role of a godfather in Ondo state. Ondo is not Rivers.