The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has revealed through his twitter page on Wednesday that he has not moved to a new political party contrary to widespread rumours.
Obaseki who took to his Twitter page on Wednesday disclosed that his main focus is to control the spread of COVID-19 ravaging the country and not the governorship election slated for September in his state.
He said: “I have not moved to a new platform yet to seek re-election.
“My focus now is to control the spread of the coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic, which is ravaging our country and threatening our healthcare system.”
The latest announcement, however, shocked many who were expecting Obaseki to announce that he will seek re-election via the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party following his resignation from the APC on Tuesday.
He announced his resignation from the APC after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obaseki stated that he took the decision after he was disqualified from the party’s primary by committees set up by Adams Oshiomhole.
However, Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Tony Aziegbemi, on Monday, said Governor Godwin Obaseki and other top officials of the All Progressives Congress would soon join his party.
Aziegbemi’s statement appeared valid as Obaseki’s deputy, Shaibu, also announced his resignation from APC on Tuesday. But, in what is looking like a new twist, the All Progressives Congress said they have no record of Obaseki’s deregistration as of Tuesday