By Philips Sunday
Rivers, (AN24) – The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alleged that the outgoing Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole is scared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will lose the forthcoming governorship election in the state because Mr. Oshiomhole has lost the confidence of Edo people.
Governor Wike made this statement when he granted audience to the Inter-Party Advisory Council ( IPAC ), Rivers State at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
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.
The governor further denied the allegation by Oshiomhole that he sent N2billion to the Edo State PDP Governorship candidate, adding that 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.
According to him, “Oshiomhole even cornered me and said ‘ don’t mind these people, they don’t know that we meet and talk.
“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”.
“If you cannot win election, you cannot win election no matter the number of security reports that you write.
“Oshiomhole doesnt 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.
On why he visited Edo state, Wike said he visited the state to campaign for the PDP the same way that Oshiomhole stormed Rivers State in 2015 to campaign for the then APC Governorship candidate in the state.
The governor explained that : “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”.
Furthermore, Wike urged Nigerians to disregard Oshiomhole’s lies as he is no longer pro-people.
In his words, “The Comrade in Oshiomhole has died long ago. There is no Comrade in him. From Khaki, he is now wearing costly imported Safari Suits” Wike said..
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