#BREAKING: Obaseki dumps APC, set to join new party

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced his resignation from membership of the ruling APC.

The governor who was disqualified from contesting the party’s governorship primary election slated for June 22, announced the decision to State House correspondents after meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

The embattled governor said he would pursue his ambition for second term in office on another platform.

He had on Monday said he would only disclose his next line of action after meeting the President.

Obaseki has been having a running battle with his predecessor and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

There are indications that he may pitch his political tent in the main opposition PDP.

The governor had on Sunday met with the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and Akwa Ibom counterpart, Udom Emmanuel in what pundits believe is a move to seek his second term ambition on the PDP platform.


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