- The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has opened up on his political future after the governorship election
- Obaseki explained that he has no plans to dump the PDP after he secured his reelection and return to his former party APC
- The governor noted that despite several pleas by APC chieftains of the party he will not go back
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has revealed that he has no plans to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after being declared the winner of the keenly contested governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The governor made his position known on the Morning Show Arise TV while answering questions on his political future after actualizing his second term ambition.
Obaseki during his appearance on the programme said that he has no plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and return to his former party despite the several pleas by APC chieftains after his reelection victory.
He went on to note that as a candidate of the PDP he made promises to the people of Edo state and it will be immoral and unfair to leave the platform given to him by the party to achieve his second term bid.
”It’s not right to jettison them, I have no plan to return to APC.”
The Edo governor had joined the PDP to seek another term following his disqualification by APC governorship election screening committee.
He emerged victorious on Saturday, September 19, after he defeated his main challenger Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC with 307,955 votes.
Recall that Obaseki had sent a powerful message to the APC candidate in the just-concluded Edo election, with the governor urging his opponent to embrace peace and join him in moving the state forward.
Obaseki noted that this will be the second time he would contest against Ize-Iyamu. He added that it is high time both joined hands together since they came from the same area.
The governor who expressed shock over the massive turn-out and support from the Edo people said the outcome of the election proved the opposition wrong on his popularity.
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