Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers state has described governor Adams Oshiomole as a drowning politician who is seriously worried that his All Progressive Congress, APC will lose the governorship elections in his Edo state.
Oshiomhole Publicity secretary of the party, Mr Sam Nwanosike who spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt said governor Oshiomole dramatised his frustrations with his recent unsubstantiated allegations that governor Nyesom Wike had mobilised militants to storm the guber elections in Edo state that was postponed.
Continuing, he also dismissed as tissues of lies allegations by the Edo state governor that governor Wike and his Delta State counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa doled out N2 billion for the PDP’s guber candidate in Edo state. Nwanosike said the people of Edo state had made it clear to Nigerians that they were done with the APC because of the level of deceit, propaganda and lack of performance.
“As a political party, the PDP has no business with militancy. When a man is drowning he looks for every thing to hold to. Oshiomole first said 8000 militants were registered later he switched, saying N2billion was given to PDP. We don’t have any business asking our members to go and support our candidate in Edo state because we have enough supporters in Edo state, Pastor Ize Iyamu has all the support. They have tried to use security to disorganise Ize Iyamu they failed, they denied Ize Iyamu use of the stadium for his campaign the people still went with him, you saw the people with him. Oshiomole knows he will lose the elections. He is just looking for soft landing when he loses the election.”
Nwanosike said members of the PDP in Rivers were responsible people with no link with miscreants. He further lauded governor Wike for his amnesty program, saying it will rehabilitate and reintegrate repentant militant youths in the state. “We believe as a government the youths should be given livelihood. “, he said.