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Obaseki Reveals His ‘Major’ Threat In Edo, Speaks On Joining New Party




Godwin Obaseki Edo State Brandnewsday

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that he is yet to join any political party to contest his re-election as the governor of the state.

Brandnewsday reports that Governor Obaseki made this known, hours after the National Chairman of the ruling  All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole was suspended as the party chairman, saying his major concern in the state is on how to contain the continuous spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja on Tuesday upheld the suspension of the APC National Chairman— an appeal made by three ex-party members in the ward of the chairman.

Meanwhile, in less than 24 hours after the court ruling, Obaseki on early Wednesday, disclosed that he is yet to join any political party.

He disclosed this on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, he said his focus was on the fight against the COVID-19 spread, which is threatening the state’s healthcare.

As on Wednesday morning, there are 620 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Edo state.

Obaseki wrote: “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. Stay safe.”

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

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Obaseki, however, made it clear he would pursue his second term bid on another platform.

Shortly after he left the APC, an Appeal Court upheld the judgment of a high court suspending Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party.

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