Rivers State governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has said that his Edo State counterpart, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has penchant for lies and is in panic mode over the rejection of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State.
He stated that it was completely untrue that he and his Delta State counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa mobilised militants to Edo State for the botched September 10 governorship election in the state.
The governor further described as false, the allegation levelled against him by Oshiomhole that he sent N2 billion to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
Wike, who spoke yesterday at Government House, Port Harcourt, when he granted audience to the state chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), said that it is shocking that at his age, Oshiomhole still believes in drama and lies.
He stated that he was shocked by the allegation against him by the Edo State governor, because on the day of the campaign, he met with Oshiomhole, alongside other APC governors at the Benin Airport where they all embraced.
Wike said, “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 dramatizing 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 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.