- Oshiomhole has reserved praises for judges who played a big role in his life
- According to him, if not for the courage displayed by them, he would have been an ex-convict
- Meanwhile, he said he wished he had read law in school but said it was too late now
Adams Oshiomhole, immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said he would have been an ex-convict by now.
Oshiomhole disclosed this while receiving the leadership of the Law Students Association of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday, May 8.
He said the courage exhibited by judges as well as their respect for rule of law, was what kept him from the prison, Punch Newspaper reports.
The Nation also reported that Oshiomhole revealed that he once wished he had read law. However, the former chairman said things are too late for him to pursue such a dream.
He said his activities as a trade union leader would have caused his imprisonment. He narrated that the government had arrested him several times and arraigned him before many judges.
The APC chieftain stated:
“But each time they did that, I have been fortunate to appear before judges with courage. I have been defended by lawyers, who most of the time provided their knowledge of the law and intellectual sagacity to defend me from government after government.”
Recall Legit.ng reported that the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, accused Oshiomhole's administration of defrauding the Edo people under the guise of the N30bn Benin stormwater project.
Obaseki made the allegation on Monday, February 22, when he inspected the Textile Mill Road catchment of the project in Benin City.
The Edo governor claimed the project was a ruse that had no benefit for the people of the state. He said his administration would probe the project and recover money stolen.
''You can see for yourself that the so-called stormwater project was a fraud. It was a contract to defraud Edo people. From what I can see now, the project in this catchment area was never designed to take water away from the area."
In another report, Chief Robert Clark was at the receiving end of Oshimhole's anger. The elder statesman reportedly asked President Buhari to hand over power to the military.
Oshiomhole replied that what Clark reportedly said is not only shocking but also irresponsible.