…….which was held in his honor by friends and well-wishers at his residence in Iyamho, Etsako, Edo on a Saturday.
By Osas Ibis:
Sen. Adams Oshiomhole (APC-Edo) stated that he would have experienced a rise in his blood pressure had he failed to achieve his senatorial ambition. He made this remark at a post-inauguration and thank-you gathering, which was held in his honor by friends and well-wishers at his residence in Iyamho, Etsako, Edo on a Saturday.
“If you have voted against me, I don’t know my blood pressure will now be 240/0360 that is if I’m still alive.
“Because the jubilations by the opponent would have been such that they will come and lock my small door and break my small bones, but you said no”, Oshiomhole told his audience.
Oshiomhole remarked that numerous governors failed in their attempts to secure senatorial positions, and he acknowledged that it would have been a personal disappointment for him if he had faced the same outcome.
Expressing gratitude to the people of Edo North, he thanked them for voting him in as their senator after his tenure as governor.
Additionally, he extended appreciation to the voters for supporting President Bola Tinubu during the presidential election, highlighting that Edo-North district was the sole district in Edo where Tinubu emerged victorious.
He pledged his unwavering dedication to represent Edo North diligently, emphasizing his responsibility to ensure that the state receives substantial benefits from the Tinubu administration.
“There were sitting governors who contested for Senate across the country and many of them lost. I left office seven years ago and my people still honoured me with victory, how can I thank you enough.
“Afeanmi people when you go back to your wards and units tell your people that I am very very grateful.
“During the campaign, I told you if you want to give me one vote give it to Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“I am very proud to say and to repeat today here and now that in each of these six Local Governments Areas every ward Bola Ahmed Tinubu won, every ward Adams Oshiomhole won”, he said..
“I will proudly carry the result and I will say Mr President this is my certificate of the people of Edo North that voted for you.
He provided an assurance to the people that Tinubu would bring about a transformation in Nigeria similar to what he accomplished in Lagos.
“ Tinubu said those who say Edo no be Lagos will be alive when he becomes president, he will not only make Edo to be like Lagos, but better than Lagos.
“So my people those who say Edo no be Lagos, Tinubu cannot control us please tell them Tinubu is now Commander In-Chief of the Armed Forces”, he said. (NAN)