The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded governorship election staged in Edo State.
Oshiomhole in a video released on Wednesday, expressed gratitude to the people of Edo State and also chose to go philosophical over the outcome of the election which saw Governor Obaseki re-elected on Sunday after polling 307,955 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC who garnered 223,619 votes.
According to him, in life, you win some and you lose some but life goes on, adding that contrary to claims that he is unhappy about the outcome of the election, he remains strong and healthy.
In the one minute video, Oshiomhole 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 concluded.
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