- Intrigues still continue to highlight the politics of Edo state as political parties try to outsmart one another
- Adams Oshiomhole said PDP may face legal action should the party field Godwin Obaseki
- The suspended APC chairman made this known in reaction to Obaseki's resignation of his APC membership
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Adams Oshiomhole has broken silence on the defection of his successor Governor Godwin Obaseki from the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Legit.ng recalls that the embattled governor took a bow out of the ruling party like a feisty warrior on Tuesday, June 16, after collapsed attempts to make the warring parties in Edo APC bury their grievances.
Describing the ruling party as "a predatory group of godfathers," Obaseki vowed not to allow the interest of some "political thugs" to submerge his re-election bid.
The governor may announce his new political home, with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) likely to be his destination alongside his deputy, Philip Shaibu, who also took the path of his master.
Reacting to Obaseki's resignation, Oshiomhole described the development as “good riddance to bad rubbish", Daily Sun reports.
The APC chairman also vowed that the ruling party will go to court due to the discrepancies in Obaseki's certificate should PDP field in the governor as its flagbearer in the forthcoming election.
“Fortunate enough, it was the PDP that exposed him in 2016. PDP filed a case at the Federal High Court amplifying every forgery segments in his certificate. APC just managed to escape that because PDP filed out of time and the case was struck out.
“Now, the case has life, so, when they field him, we will be at the court to adopt what PDP filed before the court against him with additional evidence we now have against him. So, we can’t wait to have PDP field him as their candidate," Oshiomhole said.
The former governor has been at warpath with his successor over what many analysts term as fall of interest.
In related news, emerging reports have confirmed that with the country waiting for Obaseki to reveal his next plan after resignation, PDP has delayed its screening results on the aspirants.
Legit.ng reported that PDP had on Friday, June 5, screened three aspirants namely Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, Gideon Ikhine and Kenneth Imasuagbon.
Obaseki's resignation might have now changed the arrangement as the national working committee of the opposition party is set to meet on Wednesday, June 17, to consider giving a waiver for the governor.
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