Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, says his mission has been accomplished with the victory of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in last week’s governorship election in the state.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Thursday declared the APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the keenly-contested governorship election in the state.
Featuring on a Channels Television Programme, Sunday Politics, the incumbent governor said his life is synonymous with fighting battles, adding that the September 28 governorship election was his last battle.
According to Oshiomhole, “My mission has been accomplished. This is my very last battle.
“Struggle has been my life from the factory yard to branch union leader to general secretary of textile workers union, to the Nigeria Labour Congress, and then becoming the unofficial opposition to the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“While we were struggling for freedom in Abuja, our state had been conquered by two ruthless godfather, but we had to come home to free our people.”
Admitting that there was electoral fraud in the election, Oshiomhole however, accused the INEC of conniving with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to rob the ruling APC of votes.
Oshiomhole described PDP as the “proverbial armed robber” for claiming that the election was rigged.
“The PDP is behaving like the proverbial armed robber; the proverbial armed robber that is so skilled that when it is told that it has committed a crime, the armed robber will be the first to run to a police station.
“It is a known fact that if anyone has profited shamelessly from the fraud in any election, including this one, it is PDP.
“Some of the numbers that INEC counted in favour of the PDP were fraudulent,” Oshiomhole said.