Former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili has said Governor Nyesom Wike was the best council chairman under him as governor.
The former Governor made this revelation in Port Harcourt on Monday during an event held in his honour to mark his 74th birthday.
MOUTHPIECE NGR recalls that Governor Wike was the Obio Akpor council chairman from 1999 to 2003.
Dr. Peter Odili also commended Governor Wike for investing “in human capacity development, infrastructure and building the best law school campus in Port Harcourt”.
Reacting at the event, Gov. Wike revealed that Odili is a true leader of men who groomed many, and supported a lot of persons to political lamplight.
According to him “There was a time every political class abandoned Dr. Odili. This is a man who gave us everything. Some people called him Mr. Donatus. There was no abuse he did not get. Everybody he tried to help their families, at the end of the day, all betrayed him.
“For us, we have used him as a school and we thank him for making himself available for us to use him to learn so that we won’t be shocked by whatever that is going to happen.”
The governor said it was Odili’s benevolence that made it possible for Ikwerre sons to emerge as governors of Rivers State.