In 2016 Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has on Monday described as amusing, the picture of a former Governor of the State and Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State, Adams Oshiomhole, kneeling down before Benin Chiefs, to ask for forgiveness for supporting Governor Godwin Obaseki, in the 2016 Governorship election in the State, Page 36 learnt.
The former Governor of Edo State, had told APC supporters in Benin City, on Sunday, that he honestly regrets supporting his estranged political godson, in 2016.
Oshiomhole added that he supported Obaseki’s Governorship aspiration four years ago, to ensure the continuity of his projects and programmes.
His words: “I have made my honest mistakes. Only God is perfect. I am now 68 years. I have come to apologise for the mistake of supporting Obaseki in 2016.
“I am in Edo to repair my mistakes. God had a reason for what happened to Ize-Iyamu in 2016. Leaving as the National Chairman of APC, is to give me enough time to correct my errors.
Obaseki pretended for almost eight years, while he did not believe in what I was doing as the Governor.”
However, in his reaction to the development, the PDP Publicity Secretary in Edo State, Chief Chris Nehikhare, told Journalists that the show by Adams Oshiomhole, is aimed at hoodwinking the Edo electorates, ahead of the September 19, Governorship election.
He said that the move would fail, as the people of Edo State are wiser.
Nehikhare noted that Oshiomhole’s campaign of calumny against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in 2016, is still fresh in the minds of the people.
His words: “Edo people cannot trust the APC and Oshiomhole, because the latter had during the 2016 Edo Governorship election, disparaged and publicly campaigned against the APC Candidate (Ize-Iyamu).
“He cannot be trusted. He has come out again to beg Edo people for forgiveness, which is another ploy to deceive the people.
“Oshiomhole cannot now say he regretted supporting, Mr. Godwin Obaseki during the 2016 election, and canvassing support for the APC Candidate
“He told the people in 2016, to reject Ize Iyamu, and he has suddenly become his favourite Candidate for the September 19, Governorship election.”