Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said he sold a bad product to Edo State people in 2016.
He said he supported the governorship aspiration of Godwin Obaseki in 2016, to ensure the continuity of his projects and programmes.
Oshiomhole, addressing APC members at the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin, said: “Obaseki is an MoU (Memoranda of Understanding) governor, but Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a man of God that will ensure good governance from November 12.
He added: “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 correct my mistakes.
God had a reason for what happened to Ize-Iyamu in 2016. Leaving as the national chairman of APC is to give me enough time to correct my errors.
“Obaseki pretended for almost eight years, while he did not believe in what I was doing as Edo governor, but I supported him because I wanted continuity. I am sorry that I sold a bad product to Edo people in 2016. Any of us could have made the same mistake.
“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 the 18 local governments of Edo State. I will work for the election of Ize-Iyamu.”