Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Wednesday that the recent utterances of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, was an indication that he (Oshiomhole) was panic-stricken over the forthcoming governorship election in Edo.
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, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, mobilised militants to Edo State.
The governor further denied the allegation by Oshiomhole that he sent N2 billion to Edo State PDP 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 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 his Edo counterpart 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.
“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, Oshiomole is panicking.
“Today in his notorious inconsistencies, anywhere Oshiomhole goes, he insults the former President. When President Buhari leaves office, Oshiomole will do the same to him,” Wike added.