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Edo 2020: I regret mistake I made supporting Obaseki in 2016 – Oshiomhole

Benin, July 26, 2020

The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, says he regrets his mistake of supporting Mr Godwin Obaseki for governorship in 2016.

Oshiomhole said this on Sunday in Benin while addressing some members of the APC.

He disclosed that he supported the governorship aspiration of Obaseki in 2016 to ensure the continuity of his projects and programmes.

“I have made my honest mistakes. Only God is perfect. I am now 68 years. I have come to apologise for the mistake of supporting Obaseki in 2016.

“I am in Edo to repair my mistakes. God had a reason for what happened to Ize-Iyamu in 2016. Leaving as the National  Chairman of APC is to give me enough time to correct my errors.

“Obaseki pretended for almost eight years, while he did not believe in what I was doing as the governor.

“In 2007, Ize-Iyamu stepped down for me. In 2012, he was the Director-General of my re-election campaign organisation and we won in all the 18 local government areas of Edo. I will work for the election of Ize-Iyamu.

The former governor urged the governorship candidate of the APC in Edo to keep to his promises.

He expressed optimistic that he (Ize-Iyamu) would emerge victorious on September 19 governorship election in the state.

Ize-Iyamu, while earlier speaking, stated that Edo governor had not done well in almost four years and had lost focus, while urging people of the state to massively vote for him on September 19.

NAN reports that the incumbent governor who has since defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to actualise his second term ambition after losing out in the APC ticket, will square up with Ize-Iyamu for the governorship poll on September 19.

It would be recalled that Ize-Iyamu who also in December, defected to the APC was the PDP flag bearer in 2016.

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One comment

  1. I think it is the other way round. Obaseki should be regretting teeming up with you, Oshiomhole. God has started paying you for your evils. You said no matter anyone’s sins once he joins APC his sins are forgiven. Unfortunately, you as the Chairman, your sins remain permanent in your life. Your ward Chairman has shown you out from your prestigious position in the party. If I were you, I will remain mute till 2023. But because you are blinded by greed, you will expose yourself more. Nemesis will surely catch up with you. Can you come up with your qualifications and certificates to the public domain? You are confusing labour unionism with politics. Please go back to the drawing board and start afresh please.

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