I’ve Not Moved To Any Party Yet' - Obaseki Speaks On His Re-election Plans 1

I’ve Not Moved To Any Party Yet’ – Obaseki Speaks On His Re-election Plans

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, says he is yet to join any political party.

The governor announced the resignation of his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after meeting with Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday.

He said he would pursue his reelection bid on another platform.

But shortly after the governor announced his resignation from the APC, the appeal court upheld the judgment of a high court suspending Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.

In a tweet on Wednesday, a few hours after Oshiomhole was suspended, Obaseki said he is yet to join any party and that his focus is to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Obaseki was disqualified from the APC primary election in Edo by a screening panel for alleged defective certificate.

There has been the speculation that he may join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he met with some governors elected on the PDP platform at the weekend.

It is not clear if he is reconsidering his resignation from the APC following the suspension of Oshiomhole.

But governors elected on the APC platform had said they would ensure internal democracy is at play in the selection of candidates for Edo governorship election scheduled for September 19.