The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole said he is not down although his party has lost the Edo Governorship election.
While speaking in his first interview with GEE Africa after the poll, Oshiomhole stressed that he is aware that a lot of people think he was down after being defeated by the candidate of the opposition party, Governor Godwin Obaseki, in the governorship race, adding that he feels healthy and strong.
“You know in life, you work hard and leave God for the outcome, you do your best and trust God to bless your effort. I feel good, I feel healthy thank God, I feel strong thank God. In life, you win some and you lose some but life goes on. I want to thank everybody, I am sure a lot of people think comrade is down but I am not down. When God says you are not down, you are not down and I am not down,” he said.
Oshiomhole also added that “I thank Edo people for all they did over the past two, three, four, six weeks, people under the rain under the sun, young ladies carrying babies on their back, I saw elderly women struggling to see my small face, and on election day I was moved to tears when I saw elderly women of 70 to 75 sitting down because the card readers were not working and they were not frustrated with that, they struck me with that. If at their age, they didn’t give up, why should I give up?
Recall that the APC has blamed Oshiomhole for the party’s defeat in the governorship poll, saying his ‘irresponsible leadership’ has cost the party in the election. However, he appealed to the Nigerians to have faith in the country and see it as the only country that they have.