The senator representing Edo North senatorial district, Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed gratitude to his supporters for their overwhelming support in the poll that brought him to the National Assembly.
He stated this at an event organised in his honour at his hometown in Iyamoh, in the Etsako West Local Government Area.
The former Edo governor noted that if he had lost the senatorial election, his opponent would have mocked him and he would have been affected medically.
“If you had voted against me, my blood pressure will now be 360/240, that is if I’m still alive,” Oshiomhole said.
“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 (supporters) said no.”
Oshiomhole noted that some former governors who ran for senatorial seats did not secure it, adding that it would have been a shame if he also lost.
He also promised to be committed to ensuring that the people will be well represented in the National Assembly, and benefit from the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.
Speaking further, Oshiomhole assured that the people will enjoy the dividend of democracy for voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 presidential election.
He said between 1999 and 2007 when Tinubu was governor of Lagos state, there was a rapid transformation in the state and he believes the president will do the same for the nation.
Oshiomhole had contested in the February 25 polls, pulling a total of 107,110 votes to defeat his closest rival, Francis Alimikhena of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 55,344 votes.