- Governor Obaseki's spokesperson, Crusoe Osagie, said the Edo state governor may return to the APC
- Osagie said this after Victor Gaidom declared himself the acting national chair and cancelled the screening which led to Obaseki’s disqualification
- However, Abiola Ajimobi, the officially recognised APC chair, has reversed the purported cancellation of the screening by Giadom
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Following the appeal court's upholding of Adams Oshiomhole's suspension, there is a possibility of Governor Godwin Obaseki returning to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Edo state governor's spokesperson, Crusoe Osagie, said this on Wednesday, June 17, Premium Times reports.
The newspaper notes that Osagie said this after the deputy national secretary of the APC, Victor Gaidom, declared himself the acting national chairman and cancelled the screening which led to Governor Obaseki’s disqualification.
Governor Obaseki had on Tuesday, June 16, resigned from the APC after meeting with President Buhari. His deputy, Philip Shaibu, also followed suit.
The duo resigned following Obaseki's disqualification by the APC from contesting the party governorship primary in Edo state.
Obaseki’s spokesperson said his boss could return to the APC following Gaidom's announcement, saying the Edo state governor only had a problem with Oshiomhole.
Though Obaseki has resigned from the APC, he is yet to join another party.
“With the court removing Oshiomhole, I believe there’s a possibility. It’s possible, after all he has not moved into any other party yet,” he told Premium Times.
Legit.ng notes, however, that Abiola Ajimobi, the officially recognised actional national chairman of the APC took some starting moves to save the ruling party from sudden disintegration.
Through the deputy vice-chairman (South-South), Hillary Eta, Ajimobi on Wednesday, June 17, reversed the cancellation of the screening announced by Giadom who had earlier declared himself as APC's acting national chairman.
Moreover, the Ajimobi-led APC has appointed Governor Uzodinma of Imo as the chairman of the Edo state governorship primary election.
Reacting to Giadom's earlier move, the APC's National Working Committee (NWC) said he is not a member of the committee since his resignation of the position in a bid to contest as Rivers deputy governor in 2019.
In a related development, some security operatives on Wednesday, June 17, took over the national secretariat of the APC in Abuja.
Also, the Edo state House of Assembly has been closed for 14 days amid the rising political tensions in the APC.
However, the assembly’s acting director, administrator and supplies, Stephen Guobadia, said the shutdown was due to fumigation.
Guobadia asked all members of the house to stay away until the fumigation exercise is completed. He, however, urged them to remain active with their mobile phones to aid communication.
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