Dino Melaye, Edo Residents Mock Oshiomhole and Tinubu After APC defeat
Following the victory of candidate People Democratic Party PDP in just concluded Edo Governorship election, the jubilant residents of Benin City on Sunday trooped out in mass to celebrate the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party over the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the Saturday poll.
Some of governor elect Godswin Obaseki mock a former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, who was the major promoter of Ize-Iyamu.
Also the former member of the National Assembly from Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, mocked Oshiomhole and the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In the final results from all eighteen local government area of Edo state, Obaseki polled a total number of 307,955 votes to emerge winner of the poll while Ize-Iyamu scored 223,619 votes.
Four years ago Obaseki was contested on the platform of the APC in 2016 governorship election against Ize-Iyamu who was then the candidate of the PDP and Obaseki won.
However, Obaseki and Oshiomhole, who is also a former National Chairman of the APC, fell apart and the crisis cost Obaseki the APC governorship ticket. Ize-Iyamu, who had defected to the APC ahead of the APC governorship primary election, was given the ticket.
While celebrating Obaseki’s victory on Sunday, Melaye said Oshiomhole had been reduced. Dino Melaye statement reads below
Fellow countrymen and women, I salute you once again. I am reaching you directly from Edo. What we used to have as Osho Baba has now been reduced, downgraded and degraded to Osho pikin. Nobody should call Osho Baba again, never! The only thing you now have is Osho pikin.
How can you expect that a man with the umbrella will not win during the rainy season? Definitely, the PDP won. APC, how market? Oshiomhole, how market?” Melaye said before bursting into a song to mock Oshiomhole and Tinubu, who had released a video ahead of the election, urging the people of Edo to reject Obaseki.
The dollars brought in a bullion van to Edo have gone down the drain, Melaye said
Also, some of Obaseki’s supporters said Oshiomhole should relocate to Lagos to join Tinubu to help him cope with the shame of the defeat.
Obaseki’s supporters called Oshiomhole many unprintable names, saying he became too arrogant after the people of Edo State compensated him to win the 2007 governorship in the state. While dancing and singing, some of the youths said, “He (Oshiomhole) should relocate to be living with his godfather in Lagos.
A driver, who identified himself as Lucky Godwin, said, “Edo no be Lagos; we told Oshio and his father that they will be humiliated and that has happened.
A Lady among the supporters, who identified herself simply as Rose, said This victory is sweet; e dey pepper Oshioo.
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