Edo guber: Oshiomhole dares Okowa, Wike … Restates rigging allegation


By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Monday restated his allegation that his Delta and Rivers counterparts, Ifeanyi Okowa and Nyesom Wike respectivley, were planning to rig the governorship election slated for September 28 in the state.
Though Okowa and Wike had publicly denied the allegation of ‘importing miltants’ to rig the Edo election levelled against them by Oshiomhole before the sudden postponement, the Comrade Governor have insisted that the rigging plot was real.
He said, however, that the plot would come to naught as, according to him, the Edo people would resist them.
Oshiomhole also boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was just waiting to be crowned by Edo People as reward for the outstanding governance they had experienced in his two tenures.
Governor Oshiomhole also called his Rivers and Edo counterparts shameless on account of his alleged attempt to compromise the security of a sister state for political gains.
He said: “I was very specific that my brothers, Okowa and governor Wike, these two states have had history of violence and deaths during every election, In Rivers in particular, they almost used blood instead of ink pad on Election Day but in Edo we have had to run credible election based on one man, one vote and they exported people to Edo, some of them have been arrested, some of them have been charged to court and they will be prosecuted.
“But my appeal to them is that they should be ashamed because we are all chief security officers of our states. If you are having the level of deaths and killings in Rivers and it is not bordering him and he wants to export that blood letting tactics to Edo state, our people will resist.
“I also want to tell him that some people have exaggerated views of what they represent. A fish or a shark may appear powerful because it is inside the creek but when you move it to dry soil even babies can feast on it. So Edo is not like the creek that you have in Rivers.
“I want to plead with him, if he wants to send anybody, he should send his children, his own blood children so that they can bear the full consequences of their father’s message. He has no right to pay token to other people’s children to go and die in Edo because our people are rugged and dogged.
“We are not in the creeks. If they move those guys who can dive into the water and do magic to the dry soil of Edo, they will learn the hard way what it takes to walk through the desert. We want to fight with PVC only, they must not import killers, if they do, they must bear full responsibility.”
On the level of preparation for the fast approaching election, the Comrade Governor said: “For us it is fun, when you have a good report card, you are anxious to go and show to your patents that you did well in school so that you can ask for support to go to secondary school. It is when you fail that you cry and find a way to make excuses.
“We have worked for Edo people and there is no ward of the 192 wards that you will not find standard government projects, whether it is road, school, health centre, water. And these are things they have never seen for 10 years of PDP.
“With all these, there is no way the people will vote for a party that had been giving them excuses. I have no doubt whatsoever that anytime, anyday, a fair minded Edo man will vote APC.”


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