Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, said that a former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the APC gubernatorial candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize Iyamu are ingrates.
Wike said this while reacting to a statement from the opposition camp, APC, which tagged Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki “an ingrate”.
“Obaseki is not an ingrate, rather it is Oshiomhole that is fighting him (Obaseki) and his boy Ize-Iyamu that are ingrate” he said.
The Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, questioned the sudden change of opinion by Oshiomhole who had in 2016 acknowledged Obaseki as the brain box behind his success as governor.
In his words, “Oshiomhole had in 2016 said that Obaseki is the brain box behind his success as a governor. How can he now turn around to say the same person that was behind him as a brain box is now an ingrate.”
Wike accused the Edo State chapter of the APC of targeting to cause violence in the polls to make INEC stop and cancel the election till November when Obaseki’s tenure would elapse.
He further said that APC was not ready for the governorship elections in Edo State, noting that the APC was working to ensure cancellation of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The campaign chair called on the police and other security agencies to use the poll to regain public trust, saying “We have enough intelligence on what they want to do with the security in the election, but we will scuttle it.
“Police is supposed to use Edo State election to clear their name and regain people’s confidence in them.
“APC wants to do so, so that there will be enough violence in the election. Like the Chairman of INEC has said that the election will be stopped if there is violence. They want to cause violence so that the election will stop.
“They are not interested in the election so that INEC will stop it and then wait till November when Obaseki’s tenure will end. It is a calculation that they do not want the election to hold because Edo people are tired of the lies from Oshiomhole.”