- Wike to APC chair: Don’t destabilise Nigeria
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the statement credited to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that no one would be inaugurated as governor of Bayelsa State, following yesterday’s sack of the Governor-elect, David Lyon, by the Supreme Court as empty and inconsequential.
PDP said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan that Oshiomhole should steer clear of Bayelsa State as his alleged plot to trigger violence in the state has failed.
The party further advised Oshiomhole to be careful with his utterances, adding that misuse of language is likely to destabilize the nation and truncate the hard earned democracy.
“The people of Bayelsa State know as a fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under our laws, cannot take instructions from any individual, let alone a national chairman of a political party like the APC,” the party stated.
PDP advised Oshiomhole to rein in himself and desist from all odious designs against Bayelsa State, her people and government.
It also called on the people of Bayelsa State to remain calm as their mandate has been restored and cannot be taken away by any individual who has no stake whatsoever in their wellbeing.
Also, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike called on the Federal Government to warn Oshiomhole to stop making inflammatory remarks capable of destabilising the country.
Wike also berated the APC National Chairman for saying that there will be no swearing-in of the PDP candidate in Bayelsa State, saying he has no such powers.
He said: “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.”
He said that Oshiomhole lacks the power to make pronouncements after the Supreme Court has ruled on the Bayelsa matter.
“Who is Oshiomhole to determine who has spread in a state? Supreme Court has made a ruling. It is unfortunate for Oshiomhole to come forward to say that nobody will be sworn in,” he said.
The governor said that Oshiomhole is making unguarded statements because he has lost the support of APC governors, hence he wants to curry favour through careless talks.
He said: “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.”