OrderPaperToday – The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole may have suffered a slip of the tongue while commenting on the recently conducted Osun governorship election won by Gboyega Oyetola of the APC.
In a video that is currently circulating on the internet, the APC Chairman advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept the “pain of rigging” in the election before quickly correcting himself by replacing the word “rigging” with “defeat”.
“We won and PDP lost. I think that for democracy to flourish, only people who can accept the pain of rigging…sorry, of defeat should participate in election,” Oshiomhole said in the video recorded from a Channels TV news programme.
Recall that Gboyega Oyetola of the APC was declared winner of the Osun Governorship election ahead of PDP’s Ademola Adeleke who led the votes in the first ballot before the election was declared inconclusive by INEC last Sunday.
Following a supplementary election held on Thursday, the APC candidate overturned the deficit to emerge victorious even as PDP claimed that the rerun election was rigged to favour Oyetola.
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Damilola is a multiple award-winning Writer, Researcher, and Community/Sustainable Development Practitioner. His interests and experience span across media, academics, human capital development, and strategic planning. Damilola is a Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellow. He is the first Nigerian in history to win the blog4dev writing contest organised by the World Bank Group. Also, Damilola's written work on violent extremism and sustainable peace in Nigeria won a PeaceWriteNow prize, presented by the Embassy of Ireland in June, 2018. His works have been published in Nigeria and the United States of America, in English and in French. Damilola has also attended important meetings within and outside the African continent including the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C, USA and the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) Marketplace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was also a special guest on a panel discussion titled “How creative industry can help to stem fragility,” which was held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C, USA. Furthermore, Damilola was selected as a Champion of Advocacy against extreme poverty and preventable diseases by ONE Campaign in May, 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and Federal University of Technology Akure, Damilola Adeniran represents Nigeria in the Youth Transforming Africa Program.


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