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I have no plans to return to APC – Obaseki



THE Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki,  said that he has no plans to dump the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and return to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obaseki joined the PDP for his reelection following his disqualification by APC governorship election screening committee and eventually emerged victorious, defeating his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC in Saturday’s election with 307,955 votes as against the latter’s 223,619 votes.

Speaking during his appearance on the Morning Show on ARISE TV, the broadcast arm of THISDAY, the governor said he made promises to people of Edo as PDP candidate and it will be immoral and unfair to leave the platform given to him by the PDP to achieve his reelection bid.

He said he was truly humbled by the outcome of the election, because he had just been able to reflect on his victory adding that it could only be God.

Responding to a question on whether he would heed President Muhammadu Buhari’s advice to be magnanimous in victory, he said he would and quickly added that if the All Progressives Congress candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, reaches out to him, he would have a conversation with him.

“This is not the first time I am contesting with Pastor Ize-Iyamu, we have a relationship, we have family relationship,” he said, noting that the APC candidate is a Pastor and he believes Ize-Iyamu will not harbor hatred in his heart.

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