I’m Begging Governor Obaseki To Let Us Return To APC

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed that he has been begging Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) but the governor refused.

Idahosa, in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT to mark his 68 birthday which comes up on September 21 said many supporters of the APC who decamped to PDP with Obaseki last year are unhappy with the way they are being treated in the PDP.

While blaming former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for Obaseki’s movement to PDP, Idahosa said Obaseki never made any promise that he will return to the APC after winning his reelection in the September 19, 2020 governorship election.

“Obaseki returning to APC? That will not happen. I have been begging him that we should go back to where we came from but he said no, he is not interested because I am not comfortable with the way we are being treated”.

“I told him we only escorted you here and now you have got it, you are already a two term governor, can we now go back to where we are coming from? He said no!. He never made any promise that after he wins he will come back to the APC”.

“The President didn’t want Obaseki to leave APC but Oshiomhole pushed his luck too far. Oshiomhole said he wanted direct primaries but the state exco said it wanted indirect primaries and the president told him at a point that whether direct or indirect, return Obaseki but Oshiomhole went back to the drawing board and made sure Obaseki did not participate in the primaries and disqualified him”.

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I’m Loyal To Obaseki But …..

Deputy Governor of Edo state, Phillip Shaibu on Monday debunked reports that he is unhappy with Governor Governor Obaseki.

Speaking in an interview on Channels Television programme monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, Shaibu however said there are issues in PDP that needs to be resolved.

He said:

“I am happy with my governor and I have no problem with my governor. So, the issue of not being happy with my governor is not there. I remain absolutely loyal to my governor but there are issues that we need to resolve over PDP”.

There are reports that Shaibu has concluded plans to dump the PDP over the failure of Governor Godwin Obaseki to appoint a cabinet a year after he won reelection as the Governor of the state.

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