By Wilson Adekumola
The former Governor of Edo Sate, Sen. Adams Oshiomhole has explained why his blood pressure would have risen if he had lost his senatorial bid.
According to the New Agency of Nigeria, Oshiomhole made this disclosure during the post inauguration/thank you party hosted in his honour by friends and well-wishers at his country home, Iyamho, Etsako, Edo, on 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 who represented Edo North in the ninth Assembly, said that many governors lost in their bids to become senator, noting that it would have been disheartening to him if he also lost.
The former President of Nigeria Labour Congress expressed his gratitutde to the people of Edo North for voting for him as a senator, after leaving office as governor.
He equally appreciated the people for voting for President Bola Tinubu at the presidential election, adding that Edo-North district was the only district where Tinubu won in Edo.
He, however, reassured his commitment to represent Edo North very well, saying that he has an obligation to ensure that the state benefited more from 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.
While noting Tinubu will rebuild Nigeria the way he did to Lagos, Oshiomhole said, “ 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.