- Governor Obaseki has been advised by some Nigerians to do whatever makes him happy
- The advice came after Obaseki's hope of being governor on the APC platform was dashed
- Some have advised the Edo governor to play his cards well
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As Godwin Obaseki seeks a new political fortress after his re-election bid was dealt a big blow by the All Progressive Congress, the governor has been urged to push his ambition on a new platform.
The Edo state governor, it would be recalled, was handed a red card on Friday, June 12, as the APC screening committee headed by Jonathan Ayuba submitted that he has a "defective certificate."
The decision came on the heels of an aggravated political feud between the governor and his predecessor who also doubles as the national chairman of the ruling party.
Amid mounting speculations surrounding the governor's imminent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the state guber election, Obaseki has been enjoined to pitch his tents somewhere else.
A poll conducted by Legit.ng showed that 83% of Nigerians want the governor to seek his re-election on another platform instead of throwing in the towel.
The Facebook poll, which was conducted on Monday, June 15, saw about two thousand voters participate out of which 83% want Obaseki to leave APC. 17%, however, thought otherwise.
A social media user, Wale Babalola, said: "Whatever he feels comfortable for him, I support him. Those MOFOs are moving on with their agenda. They did it to Ambode anyways and got away with it. But, the law of retribution never sleeps, it only takes time."
Another user said: "He should not even waste his time on appealing the decision of APC...... Bcos if he does, he will not succeed and the cabals in APC will laugh at him, so him should quietly decamp to PDP and fight for his Mantle!!!!!"
Similarly, on the same poll conducted on Twitter, 65% of 843 votes submitted that the governor should join another party. 19% are indifferent while 9% want the governor to appeal the decision in the court.
"If he is sure of himself and his political might and achievements, let him join another party but not the PDP," a Twitter user said.
Meanwhile, another user has a different submission:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Tony Aziegbemi, the Edo state chairman of the PDP, has confirmed that Governor Godwin Obaseki and other top officials of the All Progressives Congress would soon join his party.
Aziegbemi on Monday, June 15, said the governor would not be given an automatic ticket to fly the party’s flag as other aspirants had shown interest in the same position.
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