Former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili says Gov. Nyesom Wike was the best council chairman under him as governor.
Dr. Odili made the claim in Port Harcourt on Monday during an event held in his honour to mark his 74th birthday.
Governor Wike was the Obio Akpor council chairman from 1999 to 2003.
The former Governor also commended Gov. Wike for investing “in human capacity development, infrastructure and building the best law school campus in Port Harcourt”.
Speaking at the event, Gov. Wike described Odili as a true leader of men who groomed many, and supported a lot of persons to political lamplight.
He however regretted that Odili was in the past “abandoned” by the political class.
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.