Former Edo governor and senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, says he would have died of high blood pressure if he had lost his senatorial bid in the 2023 general elections.
According to him, his ‘blood pressure would have risen to 360 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg)’. He spoke during the post-inauguration/thank you party hosted in his honour by friends and well-wishers at his country home, Iyamho, Etsako, Edo, on Saturday.
Quoting him, “If you have voted against me, my blood pressure would now be 240/0360, that is if I’m still alive.
“Because the jubilations by the opponent would have been such that they will come and lock my small door and break my small bones, but you said no.”
Noting that many incumbent governors lost their senatorial bid, the ex-labour leader said ‘the shame would have been much if he had lost’.
He thanked members of his constituency for voting him en masse, and pledged commitment to represent Edo North very well.
He said, “There were sitting governors who contested for 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?
“Afeanmi people, when you go back to your wards and units, tell your people that I am very grateful. During the campaign, I told you if you want to give me one vote give it to Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“I am very proud to say and to repeat today here and now that in each of these six local governments areas every ward Bola Ahmed Tinubu won, every ward Adams Oshiomhole won.
“I will proudly carry the result and I will say Mr President this is my certificate of the people of Edo North that voted for you.
“Tinubu said those who say Edo no be Lagos will be alive when he becomes president. He will not only make Edo to be like Lagos, but better than Lagos.
“So my people those who say Edo no be Lagos, Tinubu cannot control us please tell them Tinubu is now Commander In-Chief of the Armed Forces.”