*Oshiomhole made our task easy – Secondus
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, threw a jab at his Kano State counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje saying any attempt at vote buying in the September 19 Edo State governorship election will fail.
This is just as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus said its campaign in the election has been made easy by the statements of the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
Wike and Secondus spoke at the inauguration of a 93-member PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo State election.
Wike is the Chairman of the council. He was responding to the attack on him by Governor Ganduje on Monday when APC inaugurated its own campaign council.
The Kano governor, who is also Chairman of the APC Campaign Council, said the party would keep Wike in isolation until after the election.
But the Rivers governor said Gadunje is the one to be kept in isolation because he was allegedly seen putting dollars in his babariga.
“Let me tell you, why they made Ganduje the Chairman of the campaign council. (It) is because of the dollars they saw.
“But for dollars, Ganduje could not have been made the chairman of the campaign council. But what he doesn’t understand is that we from the Niger Delta, we shall chop his dollar and we will chop him into comma.
“So Ganduje, your dollars will not work in Edo State; we have integrity in our party,” he said.
Wike advised the PDP not to take Ganduje’s statement with levity, stating that the plan might be to use security agencies to scare way the people of Edo State and rig the election.
“So he just used me to say that they will isolate me, no, I am not at his level.
“What he was telling Nigerians is look in this election, we shall make sure that Edo people don’t come out to vote. Even if they vote, we will not allow them to protect and defend their votes.
“Edo people, now they have told you that they will not allow you to vote and even if you vote, they will not allow you to protect and defend your votes.
“It is a direct challenge to all of you leaders here from Edo State, because we members of the campaign council, we cannot vote because we did not register to vote in Edo state.” he added.
The River State governor said PDP did not know that its candidate in the Edo State in 2016, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu had issues, adding that was why the people of the state did not vote for him.