The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has vowed never to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Obaseki, who spoke in Abuja on Monday against the backdrop of some governors who were elected under the platform of PDP but defected to APC, insisted he would not join the train.
Recall that the governor left the APC in 2020 after he was disqualified from seeking the party’s re-election ticket. He joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was reelected for second term.
Recently, three PDP Governors including Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) joined the APC.
Obaseki however, stated that rumours making the rounds that he intended to return to the APC was laughable.
He stated that he is committed to serving Edo under the “stable, people-oriented and democratic structure” of the PDP.
The Governor, who is the chairman of PDP’s e-registration exercise, declared his unwavering commitment and strong belief in the PDP as a party that holds the solution to issues of governance deficit facing the nation at the moment.
In a statement on Monday by spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the Governor was quoted to have urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in their determination of rallying on the platform of the PDP to “rescue the nation from the misrule of the APC”.
Obaseki was further quoted to have urged Nigerians to turn out enmasse and register with the PDP as the party’s nationwide online electronic registration of members takes off in two weeks’ time.
The governor, while explaining the pilot scheme of the exercise in his address to the members of the PDP e-registration committee in Abuja, said the exercise will begin in Edo and Anambra States.
“Nigerians must key into the e-registration exercise of the PDP as the party remains the solution to the myriads of problems confronting our nation today under the APC.
“From all indications, it is clear that the PDP remains the party that provides the appropriate platform, outlook and sense of direction to return our nation to her pride of place in the comity of nations”, he was quoted to have said.