Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has described his immediate predecessor, Godwin Obaseki as MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) governor who he said had failed the people of Edo State.
“Obaseki has abused the trust of Edo people. With our permanent voter cards, 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.
“Obaseki pretended for almost eight years, while he did not believe in what I was doing as the governor.”
Apologising to Edo people for supporting Obaseki to become Edo State governor in 2016, Oshiomhole admitted that it was a mistake.
Oshiomhole, who spoke to APC members in Benin yesterday, July 26, also admitted that he “sold a bad product” to the state in 2016, adding: “Obaseki is MoU governor, but Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a man of God, who 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 old. I have come to apologise for the mistake of supporting Obaseki in 2016. I am in Edo State to repair my mistakes.
“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.”