Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has dismissed speculations that he has plans to return to his former party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Obaseki made this known in a television programme on Tuesday saying it will be immoral and unfair to leave the platform given to him by the PDP to achieve his reelection bid.
”It’s not right to jettison them, I have no plan to return to APC,” the governor declared.
He also expressed willingness to be magnanimous to the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who was his closest rival in the just concluded Edo state gubernatorial election.
The governor said he had no issues with Ize-Iyamu and will have a conversation with him if he comes through.
He stated that Ize-Iyamu was not the problem but the people around him who lured him into the APC.
”This is not the first time I’m contesting election with Osagie Ize-Iyamu. I will be magnanimous, if he comes through, we will have that conversation. I think the problem is not him, I know. The problem is those around him, the ones who lured him to APC party. I have no issues with him,” he said.
Obaseki who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor of Edo State, had on Saturday trounced his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC with 307,955 votes as against the latter’s 223,619 votes.