Bayelsa twists: Wike asks Oshiomhole to resign, debunks decamping rumours
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has advised the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to simply resign because his threat to stop the swearing in of Duoye Diri in Bayelsa State on Friday did not materials as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate was sworn in as ordered by the Supreme Court.
Oshiomhole had said after the Supreme Court order that nobody would be sworn in and that Bayelsa would end up not having a governor by Friday. Gov Wike had reacted angrily, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to caution Oshiomhole against interfering with Supreme Court orders. This too provoked vitriolic remarks by Oshiomhole who called Wike a man of violence.
Reacting in Port Harcourt Saturday, February 15, 2020, Gov Wike asked the APC boss to resign. He said Oshiomhole no longer enjoyed the support of most APC governors.
Wike denied being a violent politician but claimed that Oshiomhole and his group had attempted to snatch victory in Rivers State with armed security agencies and did not succeed.
Saying Oshiomhole was not a man of his words, he noted that he stopped attending the National Economic Council because Oshiomhole turned it into a forum to bash former President Goodluck Jonathan, when he said the same Oshiomhole had gone to praise Jonathan at Aso Villa for ensuring credible elections.
He also said the way Oshiomhole won election as governor led to governorship cases being made to end at the Supreme Court. He said that Oshiomhole’s talk questioning his membership of PDP was unintelligent, declaring that he is a strong and unrepentant member of the PDP.
“I will not be a member of their party. I have always been a member of PDP and they know that. Oshiomhole knows that his party did not even score up to 25 percent in my state. He cannot tell me that. And I want to tell him that his party is probing him about the so-called hospital he says he built. I am not the one.”