Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has told Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Governor, to resist godfathers, as the notion of godfatherism negates development.
Wike said this while featuring on The Osasu Show, recorded at the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Thursday.
He said: "If it is correct that the godfather is against Ambode, I will tell him (Ambode) to resist it. I will tell him to promote the interest of his state. Godatherism is not good. It negates development."
Wike accused the immediate past Governor of Rivers State of selling state assets to his business partner, only to turn around to anoint the business partner to contest for the governorship position of the state.
"No more godfather politics in Rivers State. We are not in Lagos State. Rivers State will not accept godfatherism. My concern is to do well for Rivers State," he said.
"For over three years that we have managed Rivers State, nobody of good conscience will say that we have not done well. We are not threatened because in Rivers State, PDP is a dominant party."