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Obaseki may leave PDP if he wants –Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Friday said that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who was recently re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may return to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if he intends to.

Mr Wike said although he will be disappointed if such happened because PDP “clothed” and “gave him an umbrella” when he was sacked by his party.

The governor made this known on Friday during a programme – Sunrise Daily, on Channels TV.

Obaseki defected from the APC to the PDP in June 2020 at the height of the battle with his predecessor and former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole.

He contested on the platform of the PDP in the September 19 governorship election and won.

Read also: God used Wike for my re-election – Obaseki

During the interview, Governor Wike who led the PDP campaign council for the Edo State governorship election was queried if he foresees Obaseki’s defection, he said “I don’t want to discuss something that is not going to be possible. However, assuming it happens, so what? That is politics.

“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.

He added that “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.”

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