By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated his Edo State counterpart, Adams Oshiomhole, accusing him of possessing penchant for lies and consistencies.Reacting to a statement credited to Oshiomhole alleging that he (Wike) has flooded Edo State with militants ahead of September 28 governorship poll, Wike said Oshiomhole is in a panic mode over the rejection of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State.
Wike stated that it was completely untrue that he and his Delta State counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa have mobilised militants to Edo State.
The governor further denied the false allegations by Oshiomhole that he sent N2billion to the Edo State PDP Governorship candidate.
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.
“Oshiomhole even cornered me and said ‘ don’t mind these people, they don’t know that we meet and talk”, he said.
He said: “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 dramatising and telling lies. What will his children say when they see him behave like that”.
Governor Wike added: “If you cannot win election, you cannot win election no matter the number of security reports that you write.