Nigerians on Twitter on Thursday mocked the erstwhile national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, over his candidate’s loss at the gubernatorial election last weekend.
A day before the Saturday’s exercise, the former governor was seen in a Channels Television video describing himself as a political lion who would end the career of the political lizard.
He was describing the incumbent and now governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki, as the political lizard who will be defeated at the poll.
As the election went on Mr Obaseki who sought re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled over 307,000 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC who scored over 223,000 to come second.
While the national ruling party congratulated the governor on securing another term in office, the erstwhile chairman remained silent until yesterday’s evening when a video of him at the gym surfaced online.
On Thursday morning, he took his Twitter handle and said not all contests deserve being won as such life must continue.
“’In life you win some, and lose some but life goes on.’ Adams Oshiomhole” the former governor tweeted.
Reacting to that, some Nigerians mocked him saying the political lizard he vowed to defeat at the poll ended up destroying his career politically.
Below are some reactions brought to you by TODAY POLITICS.
Political lizard ends political lion career
— Prof.ochepo (@JerryOche2) September 24, 2020
After all the mouth wen you make your eye don clear now abi.. that relegation zone na your abode forever.
— sasu_c (@sasu_xpc) September 24, 2020
: Hehehehehe, Political Lion, E shock you? This is to tell you that God is not man !
— Bima Muhammad Danjum (@Justicebima) September 24, 2020
Some defeats are better than some victories unfortunately some victories are worse than some defeats.
The traitors have all been unmasked, better strategy against 2023.
— Adeola Ipadeola (@iamipadeola) September 24, 2020
Oshobaba still top man no matter how. “Oloowo ori mum Godwin Obaseki any time any day
— Lekan (@tirimisiyu2013) September 24, 2020
Osho baba, see ur biggest win.. Don't worry… This win still they make them vex pic.twitter.com/9Lxk0fb55r
— Mal Qasim (@suleiman_qasim) September 24, 2020
That's True. This Loss is very much deserving for you (& Tinubu) at this time.
— Toni Hamilton Udembah🏳 (@tonihamilton922) September 24, 2020
Oshio pikin… At least MOU Governor donn win now, you're now a fairly used Chairman both at home and in diaspora … What next for you since you have been retired from Edo and National Politics
— Arakunrín (@Arakunrin_MFR) September 24, 2020
He was an icon. Not now
— Influence Odemwingie (@InfluenceOdemw1) September 24, 2020
When you get a decent beating after so much of boasting, you have no choice than becoming a motivational speaker, advising becomes your calling. If you had known that you will be humbled like this, you won't have be so boastful and mouthful..
— Papyrossy (@papyrossy) September 24, 2020
First time in history seeing Oshiomhole talk calmly with meekness and humility. Garagara no dey pay.
— Ike Obiakor (Ike NDIGBO)🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@NigeriaNation) September 24, 2020
I wish u were this philosophical about the race b4 the Election Day. How gud it will be if every man can see beyond his mere mortal energy & strive to make peace anytime no matter the circumstances.Lesson learnt, “NEVER BE POWER DRUNK” always remember d ultimate power (Almighty) https://t.co/aUNCLNwOCY
— Damilare Adigun Lekan. (Africa) 🇳🇬 (@iamgentledal) September 24, 2020
— Emmanuel Chison (@Emmanuelchison) September 24, 2020
We agreed but next time don't try to destroy the very process that make you
— Alum Jerome (@AlumJerome) September 24, 2020
So u have now accepted the pain of clean winning, not the pain of rigging you orchestrated. People like you should never ever be allow to hold any position of authority again because you will definitely abuse it.
— Ndifreke Archibong (@Archtwitz) September 24, 2020