Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced that he will not return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after winning a second term mandate on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He polled 307,955 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC, who secured 223,619 votes.
The governor defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was disqualified from contesting in the governorship primary election for Edo by the APC.
Obaseki who spoke with the media after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock on Friday, disclosed that leaving the PDP for the APC goes “against Buhari’s gospel of integrity”.
The governor vowed that he would make no attempt to become a political godfather at the end of his tenure, insisting that godfatherism does not have a place in Edo.
The governor praised the president for his stance in the election despite being the leader of the country’s ruling party.