- Dino Melaye has sent a message to APC and Adams Oshiomhole following Godwin Obaseki's landslide victory in the just-concluded Edo poll
- The former Kogi West lawmaker mocked Oshiomhole and described the former APC national chair as "Oso pikin"
- Alluding to Governor Umar Ganduje's controversial bribe scandal, Melaye remarked that all the dollars brought to Edo by APC have gone into waste
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Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has mocked the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) following the ruling party's defeat in the just-concluded Edo governorship election.
The former lawmaker, in his usual humour-filled social media banter, said Oshiomhole has been sent into political oblivion, describing the former Edo governor as "Oso pikin" ― a contrast of his popular pseudonym Oso baba.
Legit.ng recalls that after months of intrigues and political theatrics, Governor Obaseki comfortably sailed to the shore of victory as he defeated APC's Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The Edo governor was declared the winner of the anticipated poll by INEC having met all requirements by polling 307,955 and winning 13 out of the 18 local government areas in Edo state.
Prominent Nigerians including former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Dele Momodu, and former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan have described Obaseki's victory as a win for democracy and end to political godfatherism.
In a swift reaction, Melaye in a video posted on his Twitter page, made a subtle jibe at Oshiomhole and described the former APC chairman as pikin (child) ― meaning he has lost his relevance.
"If you call Oso baba again, never! The only thing we now have is Oso pikin," the flamboyant former lawmaker said.
Melaye also shared the video of him with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seyi Makinde, and others in PDP's situation room after Obaseki was declared the winner.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Godwin Obaseki eulogised President Muhammadu Buhari for showing fairness and defending democracy in the just concluded Edo guber election.
Obaseki also showered a flurry of encomiums on the president for giving the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the free ground to conduct the election without any prejudice due to political differences.
The governor also thanked PDP for giving him an "umbrella during our political storms."
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