Edo Election Was My Last Battle, My Mission Is Accomplished – Oshiomhole

 

 

 

Outgoing Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the re-election of his party in last Wednesday’s governorship election indicates that he has accomplished his mission.

 

Recall that the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki emerged victorious in the Wednesday’s keenly contested governorship election polling 319,483 votes as against his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ize-Iyamu, who garnered 253,173 votes.

 

Speaking on a Channels Television Programme, Sunday Politics, Oshiomhole disclosed that all his life, he has always fought battles, adding that the September 28 governorship election was his last battle.

 

Oshiomhole said, “My mission has been accomplished. This is my very last battle,” he said.

 

“Struggle has been my life from the factory yard to branch union leader to general secretary of textile workers union, to the Nigeria Labour Congress, and then becoming the unofficial opposition to the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

 

“While we were struggling for freedom in Abuja, our state had been conquered by two ruthless godfather, but we had to come home to free our people.”

 

The outgoing governor who admitted that there were electoral fraud in the election, however, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of conniving with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to rob the ruling APC of votes.

 

He described the opposition party, as “proverbial armed robber” for claiming that the election was rigged.

 

“The PDP is behaving like the proverbial armed robber; the proverbial armed robber that is so skilled that when it is told that it has committed a crime, the armed robber will be the first to run to a police station.

 

“It is a known fact that if anyone has profited shamelessly from the fraud in any election, including this one, it is PDP.

 

“Some of the numbers that INEC counted in favour of the PDP were fraudulent,” he said.