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BREAKING NEWS: “I Was Moved To Tears, But Life Is Not Only About Winning” – Oshiomhole Breaks Silence – Edo Election

Oshiomhole said though life is not all about winning, he won’t give up.

Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has spoken for the first time on the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, which his party lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Lasgidi Reporter recalls that PDP’s Governor Godwin Obaseki was re-elected on Sunday after polling 307,955 votes to defeat his closest APC rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who garnered 223,619 votes during the Saturday’s governorship election.

Reacting in the one minute and 39 seconds video recorded after a walkout in his personal gymnasium, Oshiomhole said he was moved to tears during Saturday’s election, adding that life is not all about winning.

The former Edo governor said while many expected him to be downcast over the outcome of the election, he is not down as he is remains healthy and strong.

“You work hard and leave God for the outcome. You do your best and trust God to bless your effort.

“A lot of people will be thinking now ‘Oh, Comrade is down’. But I am not down. When God says you are not down, you are not down and I am not down.

“I thank Edo people for all they did. Young ladies carried babies on their back; elderly women struggling to see my small face.

“And on Election Day, I was moved to tears when I saw women of 70, 75 sitting down because the card reader is not working; and they are not frustrated.

“It inspired me that if at their age you don’t give up, why should I give up? I ask our people to have faith in our country.

“I have only one passport. I am not about to apply for another. This is our country, we must make it great.

“We must strengthen democracy, we must improve on it no matter the outcome of an election or a particular edition of a process. Have faith in God and have faith in our country,” Adams Oshiomhole added.

Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has called on Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu, and other members of the APC to join hands with his administration in moving Edo state forward.

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