Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has slammed his Edo State counterpart, Adams Oshiomhole, over his political comments in recent days saying that Oshiomhole is in “panic mode” because he is facing certain defeat at the upcoming elections.
Governor Wike has debunked the Edo governor’s claims that he and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State had recruited militants to rig the guber elections in Edo.
The River’s governor also further denied the allegation by Oshiomhole that he donated N2 billion to the Edo State PDP Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Wike met with leaders of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, in the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, where he said that he was shocked that at Oshiomhole’s age, he still believes in lies and drama, saying that the Edo governor was a disgrace.
IPAC comprises of all registered political parties. Only the All Progressives Congress, APC, was absent at the solidarity visit by the registered political parties to Governor Wike.
He said that he was shocked by Oshiomhole’s allegation because on the day of the campaign, he met with the outgoing governor alongside other APC Governors at the Benin airport where they all embraced.
“Oshiomhole even cornered me and said don’t mind these people, they don’t know that we meet and talk,” he said,” Wike said.
“If Oshiomhole has lost the confidence of his people, he should not blame me. He brought the President and 10 APC Governors and he was not satisfied. Only because two PDP governors visited Edo State, Oshiomole is panicking.
“Oshiomhole at his age should stop dramatising and telling lies. What will his children say when they see him behave like that,” the governor wondered.
“If you cannot win election, you cannot win election no matter the number of security reports that you write.
“Oshiomhole doesn’t know when to stop lying. Why do you think that you will continue to deceive the people.
“This was the same man who praised former President Goodluck Jonathan for promoting free and fair election, one man, one vote which saw Oshiomhole win a second term.
“Today in his notorious inconsistency, anywhere Oshiomhole goes, he insults the former President. When President Buhari leaves office, Oshiomole will do the same to him,” Wike said.
Wike maintained that he was in Edo to campaign for the PDP the same way that Oshiomhole visited Rivers State in 2015 to campaign for the then APC Governorship candidate in the state.
“What I told Edo people that has set Oshiomhole in panic mode is that they should not trust INEC or the security agencies because they will never be neutral. I still repeat that the Edo people must remain vigilant so that they their votes will count,” Governor Wike said.
“The comrade in Oshiomhole has died long ago. There is no comrade in him. From Khaki, he is now wearing costly imported Safari suits.”