From Habiba Ibrahim-Sam
A former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that his performance as governor of the state would give him victory in the forthcoming senatorial district election in 2023.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated this at the weekend while speaking with journalists shortly after winning the ticket for the Edo North Senatorial District on the platform of APC.
Oshiomhole polled 309 votes out of the 317 accredited to clinch the senatorial district ticket.
He said his participation in the election was to prove a point that one doesn’t need to be consumed with bitterness if one encounters any upset in life.
He said, “The people of Edo North, beyond the membership of the APC and even members of the PDP who had benefited from my stewardship as governor of Edo State would give me their votes.”
According to him, people should ask any aspirant who pledges to represent them what they had done in their previous capacitiesfor the people.
Oshiomhole said, “So, I think the people of Edo North and in every ward of the state would have no difficulties in identifying my contributions to the development of the wards in each senatorial district of the state.
“My participation in this election was to prove a point that people should not be consumed by bitterness if they had a setback. Life is up and down and has valleys and hills, but rugged men are the ones who can navigate the hills and valleys to get to their destinations.”
He continued, “At the National Assembly, I will do more because I am more exposed now, having been governor for two terms and chairman of APC for two years.
“My faith in Nigeria and my party remains strong and never shaken. God will give me the strength and capacity to deliver in a way that everybody would be a winner because there is no loser in a democracy that works for all. ”
Oshiomhole, however, assured the Edo people that he would work together with other elected senators to sustain the trust and confidence the people have in him.