“I won’t give up” – Oshiomhole speaks after Edo guber poll


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Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole says he will not give up on Nigeria’s democracy.

He spoke Wednesday night after Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, which his preferred candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost to the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Oshiomhole said he realised that it was impossible for one to always win as losing was also part of life.

He had echoed the same sentiment in a video released on Tuesday.

The former APC boss said many voters in the election were frustrated by the malfunctioning of card readers but this would not affect his belief in strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.

He said he was awed by the determination of aged persons and nursing mothers to cast their votes despite the challenges.

According to Oshiomhole, “If septuagenarians were not frustrated because their card readers are not working, it inspired me that if at their age they don’t give up, why should I give up?

“And I ask our people to have faith in our country because we are not going to have another one. This is our country and 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 a process, have faith in God and have faith in our country.”

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He said that those who expected him to be weighed down by the result of the election were wrong.

“In life, you work hard and leave the outcome to God. You do your best and trust God to bless your efforts. I feel good, I feel strong, thank God. In life, you win some and you lose some but life goes on

“A lot of people will be thinking now that Comrade must be down, but I am not down. When God says you are not down, you are not down and I am not down,” Oshiomhole noted.

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  1. Onye Ozi Jehovah says

    Oga Oshiomole— you should go and rest; you are a frustrated man!!! You have learnt your lessons but in a bitter way. That’s serve you right!!

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