- Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state on Monday, July 12, put to rest the rumour making the round on his alleged plan to dump PDP
- Obaseki, who is serving his second term as the governor of the state was denied ticket by the APC-led by Adams Oshiomhole
- The governor later dumped the APC and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the build-up to the governorship election in the state in 2020
Benin, Edo - Following the gale of defection that rocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last few weeks, the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has ruled out the possibility of returning to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He later joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he was re-elected for a second term.
Legit.ng gathered that Obaseki, who spoke in Abuja on Monday, July 12, against the backdrop of the exodus of governors elected on the platform of the PDP to the APC, insisted he would not join the train.
Three PDP governors including Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) have joined the APC in recent days.
Obaseki, however, described rumours making the rounds that he intended to return to the APC as laughable.
He stated he is committed to serving Edo under the “stable, people-oriented and democratic structure” of the PDP.
Leadership also reports that Obaseki declared his unwavering commitment and strong belief in the PDP as a party that holds the solution to issues of governance deficit facing the nation at the moment.
He reportedly said:
“Nigerians must key into the e-registration exercise of the PDP as the party remains the solution to the myriads of problems confronting our nation today under the APC.
“From all indications, it is clear that the PDP remains the party that provides the appropriate platform, outlook and sense of direction to return our nation to her of pride of place in the comity of nations."
Former senator Shehu Sani dumps PRP
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former senator who represented Kaduna Central at the Senate during the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani, dumped his party, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
It was reported that this was contained in a letter signed by the ex-lawmaker and addressed to the chairman of the party in ward six, Tudun Wada area of Kaduna state.
The former lawmaker's letter was titled, ‘Formal notification of my decision to step aside from the party’ and dated July 9, 2021.