- Governor Obaseki's media aide, Crusoe Osagie, has disclosed the reasons why his principal decided not to appeal his disqualification from the APC's primary
- According to Osagie, Obaseki's loyalty to the people of Edo state is one of the reasons why he decided not to appeal the decision
- Another reason is the Edo state governor's firm stance not to kowtow to the wishes of some politicians who allegedly do not have the interest of the people at heart
It is no longer news that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has been disqualified from the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary.
What many, however, found surprising was that the Edo state governor swiftly reacted to the disqualification and decided he was not going to appeal the decision of the screening committee, despite describing it as unjust.
The special adviser on media and communication strategy to Obaseki, Crusoe Osagie said, disclosed the reasons behind the governor's decision in a statement released on Sunday, June 14.
The first reason, Legit.ng gathers, is Obaseki's loyalty to the people of Edo state. The second reason according to Osagie is that the Edo state governor allegedly enjoys the unflinching support of the major stakeholders in the state.
The media aide added that Obaseki also decided not to appeal his disqualification because he was firm in his stance not to kowtow to the wishes of a handful of politicians, who allegedly do not have the interest of the people at heart.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Obaseki on Sunday, June 14, visited Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
Wike who received the embattled governor at the Rivers state's Government House, Port Harcourt disclosed this in a tweet via his official Twitter handle.
Though sources say they have no knowledge of the details of the meeting, they, however, believe it is connected to the political survival of the governor.
Obaseki had been in disagreement with his former political godfather, Adams Oshiomhole who is also the national chairman of the APC, for some time now and this has technically culminated to his recent disqualification.
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