- Adams Oshiomhole's reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on Bayelsa has been rejected by the Rivers state government
- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said that Oshiomhole's statements can trigger tension in the country
- Wike, therefore, warned the APC national chairman to refrain from remarks that can destabilise Nigeria
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has called on the federal government to call to order Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike said that Oshiomhole's remarks, which he describes as inflammatory, are capable of destabilising Nigeria.
The River state governor said the APC chairman has no power to say that there will not be any swearing-in of Duoye Diri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate in the last Bayelsa gubernatorial election.
In a statement released by his special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, which was made available to Legit.ng, Wike warned Oshiomhole not to drag other parts of the Niger Delta into his comments.
He said: "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 believes that he has the forces to cause crisis. He is arrogating powers to himself, which is not good."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Oshiomhole had vowed that the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP would never be sworn in as Bayelsa governor.
Oshiomhole was by this remark reacting the apex court's verdict which sacked the Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon, on Thursday, February 13.
In a press conference at the APC's national headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, the party's chairman said that the verdict of the court lacked justice.
He added that there was no candidate in the said poll that met the requirement apart from Lyon.
The APC boss said: “In this case, nobody apart from David Lyon meet desire spread as expressed by the Supreme Court. The next candidate who happens to be a PDP candidate does not have one-quarter of the votes cast in that election."
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