The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Wednesday that “the falsehood” from his counterpart in Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, was an indication that he (Oshiomhole) was panic-stricken over the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.
Wike stated that Oshiomhole’s “inconsistencies” had shown that the people of Edo had rejected the All Progressives Congress in the state.
He stated that it was “completely untrue” that he and his Delta State counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa, mobilised militants to Edo State.
The governor also denied the allegation by Oshiomhole that he sent N2bn to the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Wike, who spoke when he granted audience to the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Rivers State chapter at the Government House in Port Harcourt, described as shocking that at his (Edo’s governor) age, Oshiomhole still believed in drama and lies.
He said he was shocked by Oshiomhole’s allegation because, on the day of the campaign, he met with him, alongside other APC governors at the Benin airport, where they all embraced and exchanged pleasantries.
“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. Just because two PDP governors visited Edo State, Oshiomhole 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 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 inconsistencies, anywhere Oshiomhole goes, he insults the former President. When President Buhari leaves office, Oshiomhole will do the same to him,” Wike said.