A former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says his support for Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki for the governorship election in 2016 was a mistake.
Oshiomhole, who said this on Sunday in Benin, has apologized for the mistake, saying he supported the governorship aspiration of Obaseki in 2016 to ensure the continuity of his projects and programmes.
Addressing a group of APC members, he said, “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. In 2007, Ize-Iyamu stepped down for me. In 2012, he was the Director-General of my re-election campaign organisation and we won in all the 18 local government areas of Edo. I will work for the election of Ize-Iyamu”.
The former governor urged the governorship candidate of the APC in Edo to keep to his promises and expressed optimistic that he (Ize-Iyamu) would emerge victorious on September 19 governorship election in the state.
Speaking earlier, Ize-Iyamu, noted that the incumbent governor of the state had not done well in almost four years, but had lost focus. He urged the electorates to massively vote for him on September 19.
Obaseki, who has since defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to actualize his second term ambition after losing out in the APC ticket, will square up with Ize-Iyamu for the governorship poll on September 19.
It would be recalled that Ize-Iyamu defected to the APC in December, was the PDP governorship candidate in the 2016 election.