- Oshiomhole has said Governor Obaseki is a bad product which he mistakenly sold to Edo people in 2016
- The former APC chairman said he has brought Ize-Iyamu to correct the mistake he made during the last election
- The south-south political said Obaseki has abused the trust of the people of Edo state and will be voted out
The former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, has described his successor, Godwin Obaseki, as a bad product which he mistakenly sold to the people of the state in 2016.
Oshiomhole who is the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the statement on Saturday, July 25, according to a report by The Sun.
Legit.ng gathers that he made the statement while addressing APC supporters in Oredo Ward 2 in Benin City.
The APC chieftain explained that he supported Governor Obaseki in 2016 with a view to ensuring the continuity of his projects.
He, however, said the Edo state governor has derailed and his mission in the 2020 election is to repair the mistake he made in 2016.
“I have made my honest mistakes. Only God is perfect. I am now 68 years. I have come to apologise for the mistake of supporting Obaseki in 2016.
"I am in Edo state to repair my mistakes. God had a reason for what happened to Ize-Iyamu in 2016. Leaving as the national chairman of APC is to give me enough time to correct my errors," he said.
“Obaseki pretended for almost eight years, while he did not believe in what I was doing as Edo governor, but I supported him, because I wanted continuity. I am sorry that I sold a bad product to Edo people in 2016. Any of us could have made the same mistake,” Oshiomhole added.
Oshiomhole who said Obaseki has abused the trust of Edo people vowed he will be voted out as he will work for the election of Ize-Iyamu.
Meanwhile, as the Edo state governorship election approaches, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said plans are underway to organise special prayer for a peaceful poll.
The first-class monarch said the Edo state Council of Traditional Rulers would be summoned for the important prayer.
Legit.ng gathers that the Benin monarch stated this when he played host to the state governor, Governor Obaseki and some chieftains of his new party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in his palace in Benin.