The exchange of brickbats between Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole appears not to have an end in sight.
Wike and Oshiomhole came to fight following the Supreme Court’s verdict that nullified David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo’s victory at November 16 Bayelsa governorship poll on account of the staggering conflicting names in the educational qualifications the latter claimed to have acquired.
The former Edo governor had threatened that the beneficiary of the judgement, Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party would not be sworn in citing alleged non meeting of two third majority in all the local government areas of the state.
His outburst drew him criticism from the Rivers governor as both entangled in a verbal duel.
In the latest of the strings, Wike indirectly called Oshiomhole an armed robber in an interview he granted at the Government House in Port Harcourt saying: “When you see an armed robber come to your house, will you plead with the armed robber and say please, I beg you, leave my house.
“People think that armed robbers are only those who cart away people’s money. The worst form of armed robbery is when you steal people’s mandate and just like what Oshiomhole is noted for. He thinks because he’s in the ruling party, he can use security to steal the mandate of the people.”