Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has asked the Federal Government to caution the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on his recent utterance about the supreme court verdict on the governorship of Bayelsa state.
The Governor in a statement on Thursday by his spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu, slammed the APC national chairman for saying there would be no swearing-in of any governor in Bayelsa State.
Governor Wike, while reacting to the judgement of the Supreme Court which sacked the APC governorship candidate, David Lyon, as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, stated that Oshiomhole should restrain from making inflammatory remarks capable of destabilising the country.
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.”
“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,” the governor added.
Governor Wike further accused the APC national chair of being biased and subjective in his utterance because of selfish political interest, “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 crisis. He is arrogating powers to himself, which is not good.”