I Have Not Joined Any Political Party – Obaseki

There have been speculations that Obaseki who was disqualified from the party’s governorship primary election by the All Progressive Congress (APC) screening committee last week will be joining the PDP for his reelection.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State / Photo credit: thenationonlineng.net
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State / Photo credit: thenationonlineng.net

The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that he is yet to join any political platform to seek reelection.

There have been speculations that Obaseki who was disqualified from the party’s governorship primary election by the All Progressive Congress (APC) screening committee last week will be joining the PDP for his reelection.

However, in a tweet on Wednesday, Obaseki, who announced his resignation from the APC yesterday, dismissed rumour that he had joined the PDP, when he disclosed that he had not joined any political platform for now.

Obaseki said the safety of Edo State was his top priority and that he was focused on combating the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state.

“I have not moved to a new platform yet to seek re-election. My focus now is to control the spread of the coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic, which is ravaging our country and threatening our healthcare system”, Obaseki said.

Edo State has recorded 620 cases of COVID-19 and 27 deaths.

Three days ago, Obaseki had in a statement announced that the partial lockdown in Edo State still remained effective.

He said, “In view of the up-coming elections and to reduce infection transmission rates during political gatherings, I have issued a gazette that provides guidance on how political parties can conduct their activities.

“There remains a restriction of gatherings for more than 20 persons. However, where higher numbers of persons are required to gather, permit with specified location, guidelines and supervision may be granted by the @EdoStateGovt.

“Even though we had only implemented a partial lockdown in #EdoState, however, in line with the Presidential Task Force recommendations for states, the curfew starting from 10pm to 4am subsists.”

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