Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, urged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to excuse himself from the party’s governorship primaries in the state, saying he’s in an interested party.
Obaseki said this while addressing newsmen after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
“It is against natural justice for a man to be a judge in his own case,” he said.
The Edo governor said that he along with other APC governors visited APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as part of efforts to strengthen the party and reassure him of their continued commitment to building the party.
According to him, “For me and my colleague – governors, we can’t see the party we are building destroyed. We should all drop our egos and work for our party.”
Obaseki further said that it was “wrong for any human to try to play God.”
The Edo governor added that he was still confident of emerging victorious from the APC primaries regardless of the mode chosen for its conduct.
Obaseki, however, denied claims that he purchased the governorship nomination forms for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, stressing that he remained “a party man to the core.”