Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has said that he was ready to face the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2016 governorship election, noting that the PDP’s attempt to play politics with lives of victims of the Boko Haram at the camp in Edo State will not give them victory in 2016.
Oshiomhole who was reacting to insinuations that his administration was behind the botched attempt to relocate the victims and comments made by some PDP leaders who visited the camp, also warned the media not to spread falsehood capable of destroying the nation, admonishing all Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the insurgency and insecurity in some parts of the country.
Speaking after visiting the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Edo State, he said “I am not a desperate politician, I earned my votes, I don’t steal votes. My people love me, I am not desperate, I don’t need to blackmail somebody to win votes. I won my votes on merit and I will do my best any day. I tell people that I am not one of those governors, who make decisions because election is at the corner, no, I make decisions when I am convinced.
“And you know when somebody talked about the camp, I said I will need to know first who is in that camp. I am not looking for camera opportunity. My conscience is clear. When I am convinced I take action. So if the PDP wants to play politics with the lives of the children that is their business, I will be ready for them in 2016.”