Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said Governor Godwin Obaseki pretended to him for eight years so that he could hand over to him.
The former Governor who addressed supporters in Oredo Ward 2 in the GRA, Benin on Sunday evening apologized for helping Obaseki become Governor.
“Obaseki is MoU (Memoranda of Understanding) governor, but Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a man of God that will ensure good governance in Edo State from November 12 this year.
“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 State 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 Edo governor, but I supported him, because I wanted continuity. I am sorry that I sold a bad product to Edo people in 2016. Any of us could have made the same mistake”, he said.
“I will work for the election of Ize-Iyamu. Obaseki has abused the trust of Edo people. With our Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), we shall punish Obaseki on September 19. Ize-Iyamu will not repeat the mistakes of Obaseki. Ize-Iyamu will take Edo State to the next level”, Oshiomhole said.
It would be recalled that Oshiomhole in 2016 said Ize-Iyamu is not a man of God as no man of God would lie effortlessly the way he does.