Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, should stop dramatising and telling lies “at his age”.
According to Wike, Oshiomhole is panicking about the Edo state governorship election because he (Wike) and Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, visited his state to campaign for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the rescheduled election.
Speaking when he granted audience to the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Wednesday, Wike refuted allegations that he and Okowa mobilised militants to Edo state and that he sent N2 billion to the PDP governorship candidate.
He explained that he was in Edo State to campaign for the PDP the same way Oshiomhole came to Rivers in 2015 to campaign for the APC governorship candidate.
“If Oshiomhole has lost the confidence of his people, he should not blame me,” he said.
“He brought the president and 10 APC governors and he was not satisfied. Only 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 inconsistency, anywhere Oshiomhole goes, he insults the former president. When President Buhari leaves office, Oshiomhole will do the same to him.
“What I told Edo people that have 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.
“The Comrade in Oshiomhole has died long ago. There is no Comrade in him. From Khaki, he is now wearing costly imported Safari suits.”