Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole’s last ditch effort and lies will not revive his dead political career.
Bellnewsonline.com reports that Obaseki, through his Special Adviser on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie, stated this was reacting to Oshiomhole’s statement during a rally held by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benin, the Edo State capital.
Obaseki’s aide accused the former APC chairman of attempting to sell lies and hoodwink Edo people at the party’s presidential rally, adding that Oshiomhole attempted to sell lies in a last ditch effort to revive his dead political career.
The statement reads, “It was tortuous to watch the shameful outing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rally in Edo State as they hosted the party’s flagbearer in the 2023 presidential election at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo Benin City, with the party’s ousted National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole attempting to sell lies in a last ditch effort to revive his dead political career.
“While Edo people’s rejection of the APC and their candidate was obvious by the poor turnout at the rally and the soulless atmosphere that enveloped the complex, it is quite telling what fate awaits the APC in the general elections in Edo State next month.
“It is pertinent to stress that the outdated politics of trying to replace facts and truth with lies and falsehoods – as was done by Oshiomhole in his lame speech and the contemptible reference to fixing erosion in the state – has been vanquished in Edo State and across Nigeria.”
He stated that people are no longer swayed by empty rhetoric and concocted lies, which has overtime been the bane of the “poisonous politics that deprive the people of good governance while the political class fed fat from our collective patrimony.”
Osagie stated that Oshiomhole’s political career has ended and no matter how high he jumps on a stage or how low he goes to impassion the scanty crowd, the people see through his facade and recognize his ill-intentioned antics and lies.
He added that the former governor’s political career was effectively truncated at the polls in the 2020 governorship election in Edo State, which was a referendum on his style of politics.
“The last ditch effort to distort facts, sell lies and paint himself a savior and liberator to hoodwink the people will never work. Edo people know better and will continue to reject the APC at the polls, a feat that is sure to happen during the elections next month when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge victorious,” Obaseki’s aide said.