Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has lambasted his counterpart in Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, accusing him of constant falsehood and inconsistencies.
This is even as he clearly stated that Oshiomole was panic-stricken over the forthcoming governorship election in State, adding that his inconsistencies had shown that the people of Edo had lost faith in the All Progressives Congress in the state.
Speaking to the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), on Wednesday In Port Harcourt, Wike said 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.
He said 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.
He continued: “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 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.
“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.”