At last, Obaseki resigns from APC after visiting Aso Rock/ Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has finally resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

He disclosed this in a chat with journalists at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday after meeting with Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu, Ibrahim Gambari.

According to him, the move was in fulfilment of his earlier announcement that he would make known his next line of action amid the lingering battle between him and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, after meeting with Buhari.

Obaseki said he would pursue his second-term bird on another platform.

He said: “You remember in my last tweet, I said that I’ll make a decision, after my disqualification was announced by APC, that I’ll make a decision after I’ve consulted with the leadership and my supporters in Edo State and also having informed the president.

“Just here today to inform you that I have now decided, formally, to resign my membership of the All Progressives Congress. Having done that I will now announce in the next few days my specific line of action and what platform I will be contesting the gubernatorial election on.”

NVS had earlier reported how the governor was disqualified from the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Edo, over alleged “defective certificate.”

With his official resignation from the ruling party, there are strong indications he would join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), currently the strongest opposition party in the state, to pursue his second-term bid.

He had made headlines recently following his meeting with prominent figures from the PDP including Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his Akwa-Ibom State counterpart, Emmanuel Udom.

Former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the opposition party during the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, had also earlier asked Obaseki to join the PDP, assuring him of making way for him to get the party’s ticket.