…says ‘I’ve yet to join any new party’
Hours after his resignation and confirmation of the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said he has yet to join any other political party.
But Obaseki’s new stance is fuelling speculations that he may be reconsidering his Tuesday’s resignation from the APC.
Reliable sources said the embattled Edo governor is already having a second thought about his decision to quit the ruling APC.
On Tuesday, Obaseki had announced the resignation of his membership of the APC after meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
The Edo governor had said he would pursue his re-election bid on another platform.
But shortly after Obaseki announced his quitting of the ruling APC, the Appeal Court upheld the judgment of a high court suspending Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.
Former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, was named as acting APC national chairman.
But in a tweet early Wednesday, Obaseki said he had yet to join any other party as his focus for now was to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Edo governor via his Twitter handle, Godwin Obaseki (GGO)@GovernorObaseki, tweeted at about 5:10am on Wednesday, 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. Stay safe.”
Last week, an APC screening panel disqualified Obaseki from the APC primary election in Edo for alleged defective certificate.
Speculations have been rife that the embattled Edo governor may join the Peoples Democratic Party as he met with some governors elected on the platform of the main opposition party at the weekend.
But following Oshiomhole’s suspension from office, speculation are beginning to run rife that Obaseki may be having a second thought about his resignation from the APC.
Already, APC governors have vowed to ensure internal democracy is observed in the selection of candidates for the Edo governorship election scheduled for September 19.