Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has dissed President Muhammadu Buhari, Oshiomole and APC as a whole as he stated that no one with good and working conscience will support Edo APC’s candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Nyesom Wike said this when he appeared as a guest on AIT on Friday, noting that it is difficult to contemplate that the leadership of APC are still standing with Osagie Ize-Iyamu to canvass votes for him.
According to him, anyone who truly loves democracy cannot be proud to support a man who is facing corruption charges of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). “President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s came to fight corruption. But the APC candidate is facing corruption charges.”
“Except they are saying he was charged before because he was of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) then. I don’t think that anybody with conscience, integrity, and love for democracy in Nigeria can openly support Ize-Iyamu when the allegations against him have not been refuted“, he began.
“If Adams Oshiomhole is supporting him now, then he must apologise to Edo people, tell them that he told a lie about him four years ago. Godfatherism is playing out again. It hampers performance in government and Edo people must rise to stop it, and then other Nigerians will begin to emulate such courage“, he stated. Read also: Edo Guber: Ize-Iyamu Must Win – Buhari Tells APC Leaders
Speaking further on the threat of violence during Edo State election, Nyesom Wike wondered why the Nigerian Police have not invited the APC candidate over the viral video showing his meeting with questionable characters described as lions and tigers of Edo State.
“Violence is both when you issue threat and give directives. In that video, he told the boys to move from unit to unit, from ward to ward. This is a violation of the provisions and guidelines of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Governor Godwin Obaseki has always preached peace and has urged his supporters not to retaliate. But when people come to snatch ballot boxes in order to stop you from exercising your fundamental right, certainly, you will protect your votes“, he said.