The lawmaker representing Edo North Senatorial District, Sen. Adams Oshiomhole, has said his opponent would have harassed him out of the state if he had lost his election.
Oshiomhole stated this at his country home in Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State during the post inauguration/thank you party held in his honour by friends and well wishers, on Saturday.
He said the people of Edo North wanted him to repeat what he did for the state as governor, adding that was why he was elected.
The lawmaker noted that he would ensure that the district and the state enjoy the dividends of democracy from the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration led by President Bola Tinubu.
“I don’t know what would have happened if you had voted against me. My blood pressure would have shot up and that is if I’m still alive.
“The jubilations by the opponent would have been such that they will come and lock my small door and break my small bones and harassed me out, but you said no. I thank Afemai people for that.
“There were sitting governors who contested for the 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?” he said.
While thanking the people for overwhelming voting for President Bola Tinubu during the elections, he assured that Tinubu will “change the face of Nigeria and make Edo State better.”
“During the campaign, I told you if you want to give me one vote give it to Tinubu. I said to you that it was better he won as a president even if I lost as senator than for me to win as senator and he loses as president. In the end, I’m very proud to say and to repeat today here and now that in each of the six local governments, every ward Bola Tinubu won, every ward Adams Oshiomhole won.”
“Today, I can say I will proudly carry the results of Afemai people and I will say Mr. President this is my certificate, my people voted for you,” the former governor said.
Oshiomhole commended Hon. Dennis Idahosa and Hon. Billy Osawaru, who were at the event, for delivering their respective constituencies to Tinubu.
“Take this message home that I will represent Edo North but I have Obligation to Edo State and Tinubu is interested in Edo State,” he added.