In 2016, Oshiomhole alongside Godwin Obaseki was on the lips of many after he was pictured smiling for the cameras while eating corn.
The political atmosphere in the state has since changed. Obaseki now runs under the Peoples Democratic Party while Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his 2016 opponent, bears the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the now-viral video, Oshiomhole was seen standing in front of a roadside corn seller as some passersby circled him, chanting: “Osho baba!”
Shortly after paying for the corn, the politician who neither wore a mask nor maintained social distance, had a taste of the corn while the praise singers cheered him on.
See the video below:
The video has generated reactions from Nigerians on social media. See some below:
I tot it's only boiled ones he use to like. Never knew he goes for roasted ones. But where's his godson; I mean Pastor….. he always enjoys it with his godsons @GovernorObaseki pic.twitter.com/PU8pdm9IzQ
— Okezie Omejiaku (@Kingsomes500) August 1, 2020
These are sychoohants that are praising Oshiomhole so they will be given money and so that he will buy corn for all of them, trust me a huge majority of my Edo people love Obaseki and they will vote for him, you will all see it except and unless Buhari chnages d results.
— Daniel (@Gunners4lifeee) July 31, 2020
Oshiomhole should change his campaign strategy, not every time corn 🌽 he should try something else.. now they’re calling him Oshiomhole the CONMAN
— Bi$hop 🦅 (@beeshurp) July 31, 2020
No Corn🌽dition is permanent with Oshiomhole https://t.co/96ltDxtRJB
— #HushibanjoAlooterContinua (@o2nich) July 30, 2020
It's quite a pity that those monkeys and baboons who were shouting oshe baba inform of praising d political criminal Oshiomhole are so naive dat he has come again to deceive and enslave them more for another 4 yrs. The idiots want to sell off their conscience with roasted corn.
— Chikezie M. Nkeiruka (@ChikezieMNky) July 31, 2020
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