Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday launched a verbal attack on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and called on the Federal Government to warn him (Oshiomhole) to stop making inflammatory remarks capable of destabilising the country.
Wike also berated Oshiomhole for saying that there would be no swearing-in of the PDP candidate in Bayelsa State, maintaining that the APC national chairman has no such powers to stop the inauguration of the candidate of the People Democratic Party, Douye Diri.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the governor said, “The Federal Government should warn Oshiomhole to stop making remarks that will destabilise Nigeria. What he is doing in Edo State is not proper and he should not bring it to the rest of the Niger Delta.”
He stated that Oshiomhole lacked the power to make pronouncements after the Supreme Court had ruled on the Bayelsa matter.
“Who is Oshiomhole to determine who has spread in a state? Supreme Court has made a ruling. It is unfortunate for Oshiomhole to come forward to say that nobody will be sworn in,” Wike added.
The Rivers governor observed that Oshiomhole was making unguarded statements because he had lost the support of APC governors, hence he wanted to curry favour through careless talks.
Wike further said, “It is most unfortunate what Oshiomhole is doing because he wants to retain his position as national chairman. APC governors have rejected him; that is why he is struggling to prove that he is fighting for the party.
“He (Oshiomhole) is making statements as if he owns the country. This is the same way he is carrying on in Edo State, fighting the governor. He believes that he has the forces to cause crisis. He is arrogating powers to himself, which is not good,”
The governor described Oshiomhole as a man, who preached one thing, but went ahead to practise a different thing, adding that the situation in Edo State has exposed Oshiomhole as a godfather, who once preached against godfathers.
He maintained that Oshiomhole would not be allowed to destroy the Niger Delta region, insisting that the rule of law must continue to prevail.