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How Oshiomhole Betrayed Jonathan – Ikimi

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Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi, is claiming that former President Goodluck Jonathan helped Governor Adams Oshiomhole win his 2012 re-election.

Chief Ikimi disclosed that the party was set to drop Governor Oshiomhole after his first term but that Oshiomhole begged him to be given a second term ticket.

Speaking at the flagging-off of Pastor Ize-Iyamu governorship campaign, Ikimi said, “Pastor Ize-Iyamu brought Oshiomhole to me. I never knew him before. I was told he was a former Labour leader. I was persuaded to accept him and we took him round the 192 wards.

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“In his first four years, he betrayed us. We wanted to drop him but he knelt down to beg me. It was myself and Pastor Ize-Iyamu that took Oshiomhole to former President Jonathan to beg him to provide a level playing field.

“Jonathan supported us. Oshiomhole won not because he was brilliant, but he has paid us in band coin.”

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