EMBATTLED Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has voluntarily left the All Progressives Congress – APC, following what appears to be irreconcilable differences with top party members.
The ruling APC, it would be recalled, recently disqualified Obaseki from the upcoming governorship primary.
The Edo State Governor made his decision publicly known after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. He told reporters in Abuja that he would contest to be reelected in September, using the banner of an undisclosed political party.
24/7INQUIRER.COM reports that the embattled Governor has held talks with talks with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP, a move that has prompted insinuation amongst his political followers that he might end up representing the opposition party.
Obaseki had already met with PDP Governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and vociferous Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers.
He fell out with top APC members both at state and national lever after picking a battle with former Edo State Governor, now the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of PDP in Edo State, Hon. Anthony Aziegbemi, had said on Monday, that Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu would join the party this week.