The Oasis Reporters
February 15, 2020
Despite the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole’s comment that nobody should be sworn in as Bayelsa governor following the Supreme Court’s nullification of the election of the APC candidate, David Lyon, those knowledgeable in legal semantics knew that Oshiomole’s rant were ineffectual and laughable.
APC’s deputy governorship candidate had been alleged to have cheated with his certificate. This being against the constitution.
Talk about those who should definitely know, is the PDP governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezinwo Wike. He’s one smart governor who knows how to keep his territory and fend for the weak. When the great onslaught against High Court and Supreme Court justices began with midnight raids against them by security forces under the allegations of corruption when no one understood the grand reasons behind the assault, it was the brave Wike who would awake at the wee hours of the day to rush out in defense of petrified judges. Wike would brave the guns of fierce looking and angry security forces to rescue judges.
Before Wike became governor, he was a Minister in the Education ministry. The man who stridently advised then Borno State governor, Mr. Shettima to evacuate the Chibok school girls to Maiduguri. Governor Shettima refused, promising to protect the mainly minority Christian students of Government Girls College, Chibok. Days later, the girls were kidnapped by Islamist boko Haram fighters. Till date, many of them are still missing.
Mr Oshiomhole had said Thursday that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Duoye Diri’s votes did not have enough spread as required by the Constitution to be elected governor and Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike responded Thursday evening that Mr Oshiomhole’s remarks was “capable of destabilising the country”.
Mr Wike, in a statement from his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, asked the federal government to warn the APC national chairman against making “inflammatory” remarks.
Mr Wike said Mr Oshiomhole has no power to declare that Mr Diri would not be sworn in as Bayelsa’s governor.
“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,” the governor said.
“Who is Oshiomhole to determine who has spread in a state? The Supreme Court has made a ruling. It is unfortunate for Oshiomhole to come forward to say that nobody will be sworn in.
“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 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 a crisis. He is arrogating powers to himself, which is not good,” the governor said.
The PDP, in its reaction to Mr Oshiomhole’s comment, asked the APC national chairman to stay away from Bayelsa.