Oshiomhole makes revelations after Edo election is postponed

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has accused Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of deploying militants in Edo to disrupt the governorship election.

He also alleged that these two governors have raised N2bn for PDP candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu “at a time they cannot pay salaries in their states.”

Oshiomhole said the APC was ready for a peaceful election and not violence.

He spoke when he received Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) National President Waheed Odusile.

Oshiomhole said he had raised the alarm about the decision of Okowa and Wike to make Edo State ungovernable during the election and perpetrate violence by exporting militants from other SS states.

“As we speak, both governors have raised N2billion to give to Ize-Iyamu when they could not pay salaries in their states. They mobilised militants to Edo to register, preparatory to use them for violence in this election. We have eliminated violence in our elections here but in my election in 2007 PDP members killed three people at Oba primary school and brutalised hundreds of others. But there after we have ensured free and fair election in Edo State.

“But we have asked our people to be on the watch out, during the continuous voters registration exercise, many of them came into town and to my shock INEC registered many of them. But at least we were able to apprehend 13 and we handed them over to the police. During the same period in Etsako Central, they carried data capturing machines and turned private residence to registration centers. We did not take laws into our hand, we reported to the police.

“The guy whose house was being used, we reported to the police. We insisted that the police should charge them to court and after they did that they were granted them bail. And all these are PDP players.

In the course of distributing the PVCs last week at Igueben, Some PDP thugs came to forcibly hijack PVCs from the officer that was distributing them at a school in Igueben and he ran into the residence of the PDP leader. Those PVC cards were recovered by the DSS.

“As we speak many militants have been imported into Edo state and the security agents are aware of this. For us we are ready for the election but we know that PDP has perfected plans to unleash violence. If you watch their public pronouncements, Ize-Iyamu has talked about cancellation and inconclusive elections.

“As we speak I do not know what has been done about the EO that made the data capturing machine available for illegal registration in private residence. We want a peaceful environment to be able to get our people out to vote” he said.


  1. Na wa o. Accusations and counter accusations. Who do we believe?#Politics

  2. Both Thugnor Wike and Okowa must be interrogated on this issue. Why the violence

  3. Oshomhole at it again. Please provide concrete evidences. This governor will blame everything possible but never himself. The people know better today and the days of deceiving people with khaki short sleeves and shorts are over.

  4. Endless drama all 4 election..

  5. Mr oshiomole as an incubent governor take action not to allow such to happen it's your state, that stupid wike and okowa should face there state they bunch of useless element most especially that wike is an idiot man

  6. My oshiomole take action it's your state,wike and okowa are useless man....arrange for OPC to draw the battle line,wike is the most useless man have ever seen, he should be doing that river not in Edo


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