Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Resigns from the All Progressives Congress, APC

By Fred Latimore Esq

The sagacious governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has announced his exit from the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He confirmed his broken ties with the party after a close door meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Tuesday (today).

Obaseki averred that his political marriage with APC has broken down irretrievably and that he will in the coming days announce his membership of another political party that would provide the platform for his reelection in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

The peoples governor who was unjustly schemed out of APC due to his strained relationship with APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomole, may join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, if rumours making the rounds is anything to rejoice about.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has expressed the party’s willingness to admit Obasek, with the proviso that the incumbent governor of Edo State will collapse his political structure into the party and be ready to fly high with PDP in Edo State, as the party is prepared to reclaim the state from the troubled APC.

Oshiomole in 2016, firmly and severally described Godwin Obaseki as a credible, well educated gentleman from a big responsible family in Benin Kingdom and that without Obaseki, he (Oshiomole) would not have achieved much in terms of good governance he offered the people of the state.

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Throughout the 2016 electioneering campaigns across the state, the COMRADE danced to solid EDO traditional ballads and Makossa music in appreciation of Obaseki, a man he so much loved and worked for tiredlessly to take over reign of political power from him as the governor of Edo State and APC leader respectively.

Today, same Oshiomole presided over the screening of Obaseki and declared that his political brother in whom he was well pleased in 2016, is now an alleged criminal, parading questionable academic certificates in 2020. What a wonderful world of “Deceptive” politics?

12 Remarks Oshiomhole Made in Support Of Obaseki In 2016

As a quick reminder to refresh Oshiomole’s memory, the Daily Trust Newspaper Compiled twelve remarks Oshiomhole Made In Support Of Obaseki In 2016:

1. God knows that Godwin comes from a large family in Benin Kingdom, he went to school, he finished his secondary school, he went to University of Ibadan, he finished, there were no issues, he finished in flying colours.

2. He went to the U. S., he did his Masters, he came back home, started helping people to set up businesses, he helped to manage businesses, he helped to set up many banks including several second-generation banks.

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3. I don’t care if Obaseki betrays me at the end of the day, Obaseki’s allegiance should be to the people and not me.

4. The oath of office he is going to subscribe to says that he will defend the constitution of Nigeria, he will do everything to uplift the quality of life of Edo people. Nothing in his oath of office will include ‘I shall not betray my predecessor’ because I have no interest to be betrayed.

5. Obaseki had been part of the tradition, he knows the vision, he knows the mission, he knows the target, he knows where we are, he knows the challenges, and he knows how to overcome them.

6. He sits in the office of the economic team which he built using his network of friends inside the heart of government house without demanding one naira.

7. I know my limit. He knows his limit. Godwin Obaseki has worked for seven and half years for the people of Edo state, using his brain, creativity, quietly, not making noise.

8. A man like Obaseki, who will not ask me to give him contracts, but will promise me, comrade, you just do the thinking, we will create the means to actualise your thoughts.

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9. And to his credit today, check the books of Edo state, we did not build new structures in government house with government money. That economic team office was built through Godwin’s network. Today, it remains a permanent asset of the state government.

10. I want us to be calling that building Godwin Obaseki building. I don’t see your opponent Ize-Iyamu being able to say that.

11. In 2007, check the records, Ize-Iyamu was hiding from EFCC. He did not vote. How can somebody who didn’t vote claim that he made me.

12. If you have to look at Godwin and his credentials and you look at a man (Ize-Iyamu) whose only work, by his CV, was a student and rusticated for two years, he read law but he is not a barrister.


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