Contrary to speculations of his plots to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo State’s Governor Godwin Obaseki has said he had no such plans.
The governor instead said that a handful of misbehaving individuals who “feel we will leave the party for them; they will be the ones to leave.”
A statement from office of the special assistant to the governor on media made available to newsmen on Thursday, quoted Obaseki to have said this on Wednesday when members of the Godwin Obaseki Support Group (GOSG) paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City.
He said, “If a handful of individuals start misbehaving and feel we will leave the party for them; they will be the ones to leave.”
The governor, who said that the APC remained a party for the youths and the next generation, added that his administration would not cease from focusing on infrastructural and institutional reforms that would stand the test of time.
“This is a government of real change, which is concerned about youths and the future. This government has performed beyond people’s expectations and we are proud of the things we have done so far,” he said.
The governor appreciated members of the GOSG for their support and called on them to collaborate with other groups and sell his government’s ideology to them.
There has been a rift between Obaseki and his predecessor, who is the current national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
The problem between the political ‘godfather’ and ‘son’ seems to be getting messier following a recent alleged attack on Oshiomhole by members of the APC believed to be supporters of Obaseki in Benin, Edo State capital.