Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has claimed that godfatherism was becoming a major political crisis, impeding development across the country.
Speaking with reporters at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Wike regretted that some former Governors and outgoing governors were determined to impose successors on their respective states.
The Governor revealed that that the struggle to impose a governor on Rivers people, was the reason behind the conflict between him and the immediate past Governor of the state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“I will not support anyone dictating what will happen in Rivers State. The crisis you are seeing is the struggle to bring a successor.
“Everybody who worked with him is bad. I held the home-front when he ran away to Ghana on exile and the other Senator he is fighting worked for him. If everyone that associates with you is bad, then something is fundamentally wrong.
“After spending eight years as Governor, someone wants to superintend on the activities of the state. This is not Lagos State. We are different.”
Wike added that former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili, is not involved in any form of political conflicts, because he has transformed into a statesman, who is not desperate to impose a governor.