The outgoing Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has said despite the fact that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost in the Edo election, it did not deserve the number of votes accrued to its candidate.
Oshiomhole said PDP’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu “is not worth 50,000 votes,” adding that the number was profited from the electoral fraud perpetrated by the PDP.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki was declared winner of the September 28 election, but the PDP rejected his victory, claiming it was a case of “daylight robbery.”
The state chapter of the PDP had on Monday, October 3, said it will challenge Obaseki’s victory at the election petitions tribunal.
While speaking to some APC youths in Benin, Oshiomhole expressed confidence that the PDP will be disgraced in court given the evidence the ruling party has against it.
He said: “We encourage our opponents to go to court. We will be able to lead evidence to show how much they profited from electoral fraud because the Ize-Iyamu that I know is not worth 50,000 votes.
“So, it is like an armed robber rushing to a police station with bullet wounds and claiming that he has been shot, whereas he is the one who opened fire on very innocent people. We will expose them where it matters in our courtrooms.”
He added that APC’s victory indicated the final political “funeral” of the godfathers in the PDP.