Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has called on his Edo state counterpart Adams Oshiomhole to stop telling lies at his old age, according to The Punch.
Wike made the remark on Wednesday when he granted audience to the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Rivers State chapter at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
He said allegations by Oshiomhole that he (Wike), and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state imported militants into Edo state ahead of the elections was absolutely untrue.
He also denied the allegation by Oshiomhole that he sent N2bn to the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Wike expressed shock at Oshiomhole’s allegations because on the day of the campaign he met Oshiomhole at the airport and they embraced.
He said Oshiomhole was panicking and jittery because Edo people had rejected him. He also accused his Edo state counterpart of being inconsistent, as he predicted Oshiomhole would insult President Muhammadu Buhari when he leaves office.
“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,” Wike said.
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