The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun said he has faced many trials in his life, but he overcomes them.
Stating reasons why any of the trials he faced has not consumed him, Oyegun said his honesty has always seen him through.
He made this known in Benin, the Edo State Capital, when the Benin National Congress (BNC) honoured him on Thursday.
He said: “I grew up in an environment where bringing disgrace to the family is the worst thing you can possibly do. Even the family will be the first to disown you.
“In all my life, this is the circumstance that has conditioned me. I do not do things that will not make me sleep soundly at night. I do nothing that will appear as headline in any of the national dailies.
“I have been through several trials, but I have overcome them all. Why have I done so? Because at the end of the day, whether detailed or forensic examination, you will not find that your own Oyegun has done something dishonorable.
“And so, with all the hue and cry, at the end of the whole thing, when we sit down and ask, tell us what he has done, behold the whole situation fizzles out.
“The only thing you can punish him for is loyalty. Edo people are loyal. We look at something, we make sacrifices to ensure that those hands are upheld and neat”.