Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has described statements by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole as been capable of destabilising the country.
The Supreme Court had on Thursday sacked the APC governorship candidate and governor elect in Bayelsa, David Lyon over his deputy’s forged certificate.
Oshiomhole had stated during a press conference in reaction to the Supreme Court’s judgment that, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Duoye Diri, did not have enough spread as required by the constitution to be elected governor.
Mr Wike, in a statement by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, asked the federal government to warn the APC national chairman against making “inflammatory” remarks.
According to the governor, Mr Oshiomhole has no power to declare that Mr Diri would not be sworn in as Bayelsa’s governor.
“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,” the governor 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.
“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,” the governor said.