Speaking publicly for the first time since failing to unseat Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in last Saturday’s election, Adams Oshiomhole has said that he is not down.
Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress in a short video, where he appeared to have been working out said in reference to the election, “In life, you win some, you some.”
Oshiomhole, also a one-time governor of Edo State staked everything, even losing his chairmanship of the APC, to defeat Obasaki whom he introduced to politics and helped become governor in 2016.
They both fell out and ahead of the 2020 election, and Oshiomhole who was APC chairman, saw to it that Obaseki was disqualified from the party’s primaries.
Obaseki turned to the PDP, under whose platform, he has now won re-election.
In video, Oshiomhole said, “You know in life, you work hard and leave God for the outcome, you do your best and trust God to bless your effort.
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“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.”
Oshiomhole said, “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?”