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'I’ve Not Joined Any Party Yet' - Obaseki Hours After Oshiomhole's Suspension

Posted by Samuel on Wed 17th Jun, 2020 -

The governor had earlier announced the resignation of his membership of the All Progressives Congress.

Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, governor 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 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 quitting of the APC, the appeal court upheld the judgment of a high court suspending Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.

Ajibola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, was named as acting APC national chairman.

In a tweet on Wednesday, a few hours after Oshiomhole stepped down, 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). 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.

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