Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has stated he cannot return to the All Progressives Congress, APC, following his infamous defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to seek re-election.
Obaseki was re-elected governor for a second term on Saturday, September 19 as he defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC.
Talks have been rife of another jumpship by the governor back to the APC, under which platform he was elected governor in 2016.
Obaseki turned his back on the APC as he was disqualified and denied the party’s ticket to recontest as governor for a second time.
Governor Obaseki has however laid all speculations to bed by claring the air, saying he is not returning to the All Progressive Congress.
The Governor said this on Friday, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, saying it would be immoral for him to return to APC.
Godwin Obaseki further declared he would not be replacing Adams Oshiomhole as the new godfather of Politics in Edo state.
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State had given Obaseki a free hand to return to the APC if he chooses.
Wike however, stated that on moral grounds, Obaseki would not make such a decision knowing fully well he was given an umbrella when he was left in the cold.