Wike to Oshiomhole: ‘You’ve lost confidence of Edo people’

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.

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