Oshiomhole breaks silence after Edo governorship defeat

Adams Oshiomhole

Former governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole has spoken for the first time since his party, the All Progressives Congress, lost the Edo governorship election.

In a video recorded in his personal gymnasium, the former labour leader said life was not always about winning.

“In life, you work hard and leave God for the outcome. You do your best and trust God to bless your efforts. I feel good, I feel strong, thank God. In life, you win some and you lose some but life goes on,” he said.

Oshiomhole added that he was aware that “a lot of people will be thinking now, ‘oh, Comrade must be down’. But I’m not down. When God says you are not down, you are not down and I am not down.”

Oshiomhole’s preferred candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost the election to the incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party.