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Governor Obaseki says “moving out of the PDP will be a stain on his integrity”  

The Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared that moving out of the party that gave him the platform to recontest and win his relection will be a stain on his integrity.
The newly re-elected Edo State Goveernor who got a second term on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated categorically that having contested and won on the party’s platform, moving out of the party will be a stain on his integrity.

He made this Statement on Friday when he visited President Muhammudu Buhari at Aso Rock Presidential Villa.

His words: “I couldn’t have contested on a party and won on that party’s platform and then considered moving to another party.

“It’s not a good thing to do, it’s not the right thing to do and I’m sure you will not encourage me to do that”.

Governor Obaseki was accompanied by his Deputy, Philip Shaibu and some members of his cabinet, on the visit to the President following his re-election as governor of the state.

He thanked the President for ensuring that fair play reigned during the election which saw him victorious.

He told the President, “You would recall a couple of weeks before the election, I came to see you and you assured me that we were going to have a free, peaceful and credible election.

“That is what we had during the election of 19th September and the whole world has acclaimed that the Edo election was perhaps one of the best conducted in recent times in Nigeria. This could not have been possible without your insistence that the right things be done, and for that, we want to say thank you very much.”

He also thanked the President for his congratulatory message, assuring him that the message “has been internalised, that it is God that made this election possible, therefore I should be humble about the election and also magnanimous in victory.”

Governor Obaseki pledged his unalloyed loyalty and support and that of the people of Edo State to the President and the Federal Government.

Governor Obaseki secured 307,955 of the total votes, 84,336 more votes than his closest rival Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who got 223, 619 votes at the just concluded September 19 Edo election

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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