Edo Election 2020: Oshiomhole Goes Consolatory In A Video

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The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, has gone consolatory in a video after the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.

Speaking in a one-minute video released on Wednesday, Oshiomhole commended Edo people and went philosophical over the re-election of Governor Obaseki who polled 307,955 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC who scored 223,619 votes.

“In life, you win some and you lose some but life goes on,” he remarked, adding that contrary to claims that he is unhappy about the outcome of the election, he remains strong and healthy.

Oshiomhole, a one-time Edo State Governor, said, “In life, you work hard and leave God for the outcome. You do your best and trust God to bless your efforts. I feel good, I feel strong, thank God. In life, you win some and you lose some but life goes on,” he philosophised.

He further stated that he was moved to tears and inspired by the determination of the aged and nursing mothers who endured the harsh weather to cast their ballots.

“If septuagenarians were not frustrated that their card readers were not working, it inspired me that if at their age they don’t give up, why should I give up?

“And I ask our people to have faith in our country because we are not going to have another one. This is our country and 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,” Oshiomhole added.