- The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, is making a mistake
- Oshiomhole recalls how Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, lost their polling units during the 2019 election
- The APC chairman laments that those Obaseki is fighting actually helped him win the governorship election
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said he did not teach the governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, about election defeat.
Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo state also said he did not teach the duo the violence that is currently rocking the state over a political rift between him and them.
Vanguard reports that the national chairman spoke during a television programme in reaction to a claim by the governor and the deputy that he taught them how to fight against godfatherism and other such things.
Oshiomhole who reacted in a television programme weekend said he never thought them violence being exhibited today in the state and losing elections because “I have always been a winner”.
“I have read them several saying that I thought them all they are doing today. This is laughable because I never thought them how to lose elections.
"As we speak today, the governor (Obaseki) lost his ward, local government and senatorial district in the last presidential election. As we speak, the governor is being represented by the PDP in his Federal constituency and senatorial district," he said.
He said such losses should have given him a warning to make him advise himself on changing political strategy instead of vowing to crush those he thinks are against him.
He also noted that Shaibu lost in his own polling unit even during the governorship election in Edo state even as a running mate.
Oshiomhole also boasted that he won his own unit for the APC in the senatorial and House of Representatives election.
He called the deputy governor "my very poor students, Kakhi is not a lesson and fighters must be tactful and strategic. No sensible man will fight people who vote for them.
"Those they are fighting now, some of them delivered 95% of the votes in their units while they lost their own areas."
He said it was lamentable that it was only Philip and Obaseki that talks about crushing APC members.
"If you become a crushing machine and God enable you to crush your people who will you govern assuming you win. When elections start between us and PDP unleash that energy.
"You cannot possibly be making electoral sense by using your office or position to attack, brutalize and intimidate and even lie against your party members," he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Oshiomhole recently revealed why he did not attend the rally organised to receive Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state into the party.
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