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Obaseki Can Leave PDP For APC If… – Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that his Edo State counterpart Godwin Obaseki can return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he feels displeased with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Obaskeki was re-elected on September 19 on the PDP platform after being kicked out of the APC.

Wike who served as chairman of the PDP campaign for Edo election said during a Friday appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show Sunrise Daily that he does not see Obaseki dumping PDP but that if it happened, he would take it as politics.

“I don’t want to discuss something that is not going to be possible. However, assuming it happens, so what? That is politics,” he said.

“If the governor believes that the PDP is no longer a party for him to actualise his vision and his mission, there is nothing wrong but I don’t believe that it is going to happen because the governor has consistently told us that there is no way he will leave the PDP. If he leaves the PDP, people in Edo State will not be happy.

“And he is somebody I have that trust in that he will not leave the party. This is a party that clothed him. This is a party that when it was raining, gave him an umbrella.”

Wike said he did not fund Obaseki’s re-election bid.

He added that Oyo State and Delta State governors Seyi Makinde and Ifeanyi Okowa respectively should also be praised for their roles in the Edo polls.

Gregory University Uturu, Abia State
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