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  • Updated: September 24, 2020

Oshiomhole Finally Speaks After Election, Says He Is Unshaken

The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has finally spoken after he lost the bid to remove Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo state.

Oshiomhole who granted his first interview since the conclusion of the election said that while people were expecting him to be unhappy with the outcome of the governorship election in Edo state, he feels very good.

Further applauding the people of Edo state for their resilience despite the hitches in the conduct of the election, Oshiomhole revealed that he was moved to tears after he saw elderly women that were determined to cast their votes despite experiencing hitches in the election process.

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He said rather than get frustrated over how malfunctioning card readers slowed down the process, the people waited patiently.

“You know in life, you work hard and leave God for the outcome, you do your best and trust God to bless your effort,” he said.

“I feel good, I feel healthy thank God, I feel strong thank God. In life you win some and you lose some but life goes on. I want to thank everybody, I am sure a lot of people think comrade is down but I am not down. When God says you are not down, you are not down and I am not down.

“I thank Edo people for all they did over the past two, three, four, six weeks, people under the rain under the sun, young ladies carrying babies on their back, I saw elderly women struggling to see my small face, and on election day I was moved to tears when I saw elderly women of 70 to 75 sitting down because the card readers were not working and they were not frustrated with that, they struck me with that. If at their age, they didn’t give up, why should I give up?,” he said.

Further charging Nigerians to have faith in the country, Oshiomhole said: 

“And I ask our people to have faith in our country, you cannot have faith in another country,” he said.

“I have only have one passport and I am not about to apply for any other passport. This country, we must make it great, we must strengthen democracy, we must improve on it. No matter the outcome of an election or a particular edition of the process, have faith in God and have faith in our country. God bless you all.”

It will be recalled that Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) and  Oshiomhole.

However, Oshiomhole campaigned tirelessly for Ize-Iyamu who was unable to defeat Obaseki.

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