A former Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday stated he was not affected by the celebration’s defeat within the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
Oshiomhole disclosed this whereas granting his first interview for the reason that celebration’s humiliating defeat on the ballot to GEE Africa TV.
He stated, “I wish to thank everyone. I’m positive lots of people suppose comrade is down however I’m not down. When God says you aren’t down, you aren’t down and I’m not down.
“Regardless of the end result of an election or a specific version of the method, think about God and think about our nation. God bless you all.”
Within the build-up to final Saturday’s election, Oshiomhole had boasted that he was going to show Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering and incumbent governor of the state, an enduring lesson in politics.
However by the point the results of the election was learn by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee on Sunday, Obaseki gained the competition convincingly, silencing Oshiomhole and different stalwarts of the APC together with a former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who predicted defeat for him.
Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC, who secured 223,619 votes.
The governor was disqualified from contesting the APC major election after he fell out with Oshiomhole over the operating of Edo State.
However Obaseki defected to the PDP the place he ran for the election and gained.