By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY-Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday, said that his All Progressives Congress, APC, cannot wait to meet the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in court if they have any contrary claims about the governorship election held in the state on September 28.
Oshiomhole said that the APC was ready to show that the PDP and its candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, were the actual election riggers, saying that Ize-Iyamu could not have won more than 15,000 votes.
Addressing APC youths during a road show, after a ‘Thank You’ visit to the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said, “We are happy with the outcome of the election. We had gone to present the candidate to the Crown Prince, the Edaiken N’Uselu, and he (Obaseki) has been very well received.
“Thank you for coming out to celebrate. I am sure we will encouraged our opponents to go to court. We will be able to lead evidence to show how they profited from electoral fraud because the Ize-Iyamu that I know is not worth 15,000 thousand votes.
“So, it’s like an armed robber rushing to the police station with bullet wounds and claiming that he had been shot, whereas he was the one who opened fire on very innocent people. We will expose them where it matters in our courtrooms. Remain firm and resolute.
“For me, I am happy. The political funeral of the godfathers is final.
There is nothing they can do to turn the will of God. So, this is our finest hour and I can’t wait to meet them in court.”