Governor Obaseki Speaks on Defection After Meeting with Buhari

By Ogundele Olanrewaju

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has declared that he is not leaving his new party, PDP, for the APC
The Edo governor stated this amid the speculations of his likely return to the APC, especially after meeting President Buhari on Wednesday, October 13
Obaseki said his integrity will not allow him to leave the PDP after the party helped him to achieve his second term bid
Aso Rock, Abuja – Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, has ruled out plans to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Edo state governor who secured his second term mandate on the PDP’s platform after failing to get the APC’s ticket said his integrity would not allow him to abandon the party which provided him cover when he was in distress.

National Daily news reported that Governor Obaseki said this when addressing newsmen after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, October 13.

The governor also said he did not leave the ruling party of his own volition but was forced out, adding that he would not have been re-elected if not for the PDP.

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