The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has again foreclosed the possibility of be returning to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Obaseki made this known on Friday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in company of his deputy, Hon. Philip Shaibu.
The governor who got a second term on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said having contested and won on the party’s platform, moving out of the party will be a stain on his integrity.
“I couldn’t have contested on a party won on that party’s platform and then considered moving to another party,” Obaseki said adding that “It’s not a good thing to do, it’s not the right thing to do and I’m sure you will not encourage me to do that”.
The governor appreciated the President for ensuring that fair play reigned during the election which saw him victorious.
He said, “You would recall a couple of weeks before the election, I came to see you and you assured me that we were going to have a free, peaceful and credible election.
“That is what we had during the election of 19th September and the whole world has acclaimed that the Edo election was perhaps one of the best conducted in recent times in Nigeria. This could not have been possible without your insistence that the right things be done, and for that, we want to say thank you very much.”
He then pledged his unalloyed loyalty and support and that of the people of Edo State to the President and the Federal Government.
It will be recalled that at the just concluded September 19 Edo election, Governor Obaseki secured 307,955 of the total votes to defeat his closest rival Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who got 223,619 votes.