- Governor Godwin Obaseki has addressed the speculations over his alleged interest in running for Senate
- Obaseki said he does not have any ambition to go into the upper legislative chamber after completing his second term
- The newly elected governor noted that he would rather go into teaching
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Hours after receiving his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said he has no plans to go to the Nigerian Senate.
After the landmark victory in the Edo state governorship election, Obaseki addressed speculations going round about his political ambition after his second term as governor.
Obaseki during an appearance on ARISE TV's The Morning Show on Tuesday, September 22, denied that he has any senatorial ambition.
The Nigerian Senate has been tagged as the retirement home for governors upon completion of their term.
He explained that he would rather go into teaching after completing his second term. He said:
”I want to go back and impart knowledge, I have been an effective governor.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki 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 while answering questions on his political future on the Morning Show Arise TV after actualizing his second term ambition.
Obaseki during his appearance on the programme said that he has no plans to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for his former party despite the several pleas by APC chieftains.
In other news, the Edo governor sent a powerful message to the APC candidate in the just-concluded Edo election Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki urging his opponent to embrace peace and join him in moving the state forward.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with BBC on Sunday, September 20, after being declared the winner of the election, Obaseki told Ize-Iyamu that the people have decided and it is high time he moved on.
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