Obaseki refutes the rumours that he is defecting from APC - Focus News


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Obaseki refutes the rumours that he is defecting from APC

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has denounced the rumour that he was planning to defect from the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC) in a bid to secure his interest towards the forthcoming election in the state. 

He made this known during a meeting held in Abuja with the Obaseki Mandate Group on Tuesday saying that he will achieve his goal for the second term in the office under the umbrella of the APC. 

He refuted the circulating rumours that he would defect to another party if he could not secure his ticket from APC during the primary election ahead which was scheduled to hold on 22 of june.

According to him, he said; “Several of my supporters had expressed interest in paying for my expression of interest and nomination forms on any platform I choose.

"But I had made up my mind to stick to the platform which brought me into office to serve the Edo people, which is the All Progressives Congress.”

He, therefore, urged the people of the State to support those with a proven track record in public service, adding that he was humbled by the kind gesture of supporters who paid for his forms.

Last Monday,  the APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, went to present his Expression of Interest Forms to President Muhammadu Buhari.

In his departure from the office of the  president,  he told State House correspondents that he had gained the support of Mr. President on his ambition. Also, it should be recalled that Oshiomole had once served as governor of the state. 

It has been awhile that both Godwin Obaseki and the APC National Chairman have been in bad time which has vigorously shaken their political party in the state. 

In response to Oshiomhole tactical ambition, Obaseki said the former governor took his current position because he was not properly guided.

Meanwhile, Oshiomhole had announced that the party adopted direct primary, indicating that he might likely emerge as the party nominee if the two parties are not reconciled. 

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