…Obaseki certain of victory at APC primaries
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has refuted rumours in certain quarters that links him to dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Obaseki, who debunked the claim while speaking at a meeting with the ‘Obaseki Mandate Group’ in Abuja on Tuesday, upheld that he will achieve his second tenure under the auspices of the ruling APC.
He described as untrue, rumours that he has plans to defect to another party if he fails to clinch the APC ticket during the primaries on June 22.
He, therefore, urged the people of the State to support those with a proven track record in public service, and also commends the dogged supporters, adding that he was humbled by the kind gesture of supporters who paid for his forms.
“Several of my supporters had expressed interest in paying for my expression of interest and nomination forms on any platform I choose.
“But I had made up my mind to stick to the platform which brought me into office to serve the Edo people, which is the All Progressives Congress,” he added.
Recall that Obaseki who has been at loggerheads with the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, presented his Expression of Interest Forms to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.
After the meeting, he told State House correspondents that Buhari assured him of his support. While speaking on his battle with Oshiomhole, he said the former governor took his current position because he was not properly guided.
Oshiomhole had insisted that the party adopted direct primary.