Why Oshiomhole kneeled to beg Edo traditional rulers


Adams Oshiomhole, suspended leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) went down on both knees to beg the forgiveness of traditional rulers and party members of Edo state.

According to the former Edo state governor, he unknowingly “sold a bad product to the good people” when Obaseki succeeded him in 2016 guber poll.

He appealed to the people to forgive him and join him to right his wrongs by supporting Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the next state Governor.

Incumbent Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor , Oshiomhole have not been on good terms in recent times.

The power tussle between both powerful political figures led to the suspension of Oshiomhole as APC National Leader and Obaseki’s disqualification from contesting under the platform of APC over discrepancies in his credentials.

Obaseki has since defected to Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to continue his political ambition of running for second term.

Campaigning for Ize-Iyamu, APC governorship candidate, Oshiomhole went on his knees to give reasons  why Obaseki should be voted out.

He said;

“Obaseki is MoU (Memoranda of Understanding) governor, but Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a man of God, who will ensure good governance in Edo State from November 12 this year,” Oshiomhole said.

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

“Obaseki has abused the trust of Edo people. With our permanent voter cards, we shall punish Obaseki on September 19. Ize-Iyamu will not repeat the mistakes of Obaseki. Ize-Iyamu will take Edo State to the next level.

“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.”

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