Breaking: Governor Obaseki Dumps APC

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 16 – Embattled Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has formally resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress following his disqualification to contest by the party’s screening committee.

Obaseki disclosed this to the State House correspondents on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor said he would pursue his ambition for the second term in office on another platform after he was disqualified from contesting the party’s governorship primary election slated for June 22

He had on Monday said he would only disclose his next line of action after meeting the President.

Obaseki has been having a running battle with his predecessor and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

There are signs that the governor may be heading to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and will try to contest on the party’s platform.

Today’s Echo gathers that Obaseki had been in talks with key figures in the PDP including the governors of Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, Nyesom Wike and Emmanuel Udom.

Emmanuel Udom may teach Obaseki a thing or two, having successfully clashed with his own godfather, Godswill Akpabio who is currently in the APC.

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