Speaking while addressing members of the ruling party in Benin, on Sunday, Oshiomhole apologized for his mistakes, saying he ”sold a bad product” to the people in 2016.
“Obaseki is MoU (Memoranda of Understanding) governor, but Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a man of God, who will ensure good governance in Edo State from November 12 this year,” Oshiomhole said.
“I have made my honest mistakes. Only God is perfect. I am now 68 years old. I have come to apologise for the mistake of supporting Obaseki in 2016. I am in Edo State to repair my mistakes.
“Obaseki has abused the trust of Edo people. With our permanent voter cards, we shall punish Obaseki on September 19. Ize-Iyamu will not repeat the mistakes of Obaseki. Ize-Iyamu will take Edo State to the next level.
“Obaseki pretended for almost eight years, while he did not believe in what I was doing as the governor.
“In 2007, Ize-Iyamu stepped down for me. In 2012, he was the Director-General of my re-election campaign organisation and we won in all the 18 local government areas of Edo. I will work for the election of Ize-Iyamu.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Oshiomhole had a clash with Obaseki which led to the defection of the Governor from the APC to the PDP after he was disqualified from the APC primary over a “defective” certificate.
The former APC national chairman is now supporting Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who won the party’s primaries ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo.