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The Immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has spoken on the Governor Godwin Obaseki’s victory at the just-concluded governorship election in Edo State.

PDP candidate and Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki was re-elected on Sunday after polling 307,955 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who garnered 223,619 votes.

Obaseki won in 15 Local Government Areas of the State while Oshiomhole backed Ize-Iyamu, won 3 LGAS.

Reacting to Obaseki’s win, Oshiomhole in a video released on Wednesday, expressed gratitude to the people of Edo State for the successful election in the state.

He noted that in life you win some and lose some. He further added that contrary to claims that he is unhappy about the outcome of the election, he remains strong and healthy.

In the one minute video, the APC chieftain said “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 pointed out that he had been moved to tears and inspired by the determination of the aged and nursing mothers who endured the harsh weather to cast their ballots.

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“If septuagenarians were not frustrated that their card readers were not working, it inspired me that if at their age they don’t give up, why should I give up?”

“And I ask our people to have faith in our country because we are not going to have another one. This is our country and we must make it great. We must strengthen democracy, we must improve on it.”

“No matter the outcome of an election, or a particular edition of a process, have faith in God and have faith in our country,”Oshiomole.

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