Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has revealed how the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebere Jonathan wanted him in prison at all cost for supporting General Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Oshiomhole made this revelation during a meeting with APC leaders across the 3 Senatorial District, yesterday in Government House, Benin City.
The highly elated Governor expressed appreciation to God and Nigerians for helping to effect change in the 2015 general elections by electing President Buhari which he noted foiled the plot of the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan to have him impeached and imprisoned.
Governor Oshiomhole said, “I want to give thanks to God for sparing our lives. Around this time last year, in 2015, the tension in Nigeria was such that Prophets of doom around the world were almost unanimous that Nigeria will not survive 2015 but as you can see, man proposes, God disposes.
” As a party, around this time last year, January, few weeks to election, many were saying quite recklessly on radio and television that we were finished.
“The former President, Goodluck Jonathan told our National Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun to inform me that after the election, he will put me, Adams, the son of Oshiomhole in a hole and I told Chief Oyegun to inform him to dig that hole very deep because although I am short, in the cause of pushing me into the hole, nobody knows who will get there first.
” Since he is taller than me, he needs to dig the hole deep enough so that either of us can get in. In the end, he is inside the hole and I am busy putting dust into that hole”.
Oshiomhole continued, “In this hall, around this time last year, we held a meeting to share information about what was going on in various local governments and the specific challenges in each of those local government in order to fashion out appropriate response.
” Some of the statements that we shared with us in those meetings included threats that by June, Comrade would have been impeached because PDP would write results whether we like it or not. They would overrun the House of Assembly and once the House is proclaimed in June, before the end of June, Comrade would be banished to his house in the village and from there to prison.
“Those who made those threats, who supervised those processes, even now in their early 90’s are writing letters to explain how they shared money meant for defence. Every evil and weapon they fashioned against me did not prosper and even the ones they are fashioning now will not prosper because God knows in my thoughts and in my words”.
Reminding the party leaders of the journey so far and how from number zero, the APC has risen through the rank and file to become the leading party in Nigeria, Oshiomhole said, ” When we came in about 7 years ago, my party had no control even of one ward. We had no control of the local government but today, we control wards, local, state and by the specialist grace of God, federal. Things have changed. The one who tamed a lion with bare hands, now with automatic weapons, no elephant can dear us in our own forest.