8,000 militants for Edo poll: Oshiomhole is a liar, says Okowa


For accusing Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State of deploying militants to cause mayhem during Edo State election, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been described as a liar.
In fact, Okowa declared that the accusation from Oshiomhole was “consistent with his favourite pastime of heating up the polity with unguarded utterances and wild allegations”.
Oshiomhole had accused Okowa and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, of deploying militants to Edo State to allegedly disrupt the now postponed governorship election earlier slated for September 10, 2016.
The exercise will now hold on September 28.
In a statement in Asaba by Information Commissioner, Patrick Ukah, the allegation was described as “baseless, unfounded, spurious and tendentious.”
“We vehemently reject this accusation as alarmist in conception, reckless in delivery, puerile in content and false in facts and, so, fit only for kindergarten’s ‘tales by moonlight.”
The statement described Okowa as a peace-loving Nigerian who has never and will not engage in any activity inimical to law and order.
“It needs to be reiterated that the exalted office of the governor is one that demands decorum and maturity. Therefore, those who are privileged to occupy such offices need to exercise restraint in their public conduct and utterances. Governor Okowa has committed himself to raising the standard of governance in all ramifications and, therefore, will not descend into gutter politics.”

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