One of the influential allies of Governor Godwin Obaseki, Peter Esele, said that he would never follow his friend to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Esele said that his determination to remain in the All Progressive Congress (APC) was influenced by a desire to achieve common interests for the party, despite the fact that he supported the Governor in his time of crisis, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“As for me and my house, we’re not going anywhere. I’m not going to leave the APC.
I openly supported Mr obaseki on the grounds that the crises in which He was involved affected the party as a whole.
I stand for the collective, not for the individual. While he is moving on, I will stay and continue working with the team.”
Esele pointed out that he will remain in the ruling party in spite of the fact that Obaseki has chosen his own political path in the bid to retain the governorship seat.
Meanwhile,it was reported ahead of Edo state governorship election slated for September 19, the camp of Obaseki, the candidate of the PDP and his APC opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, were reportedly engaging in a fresh face-off over sponsorship of thugs, cultists and other criminals.
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Ize-Iyamu on Monday, July 20, at a press conference in Benin, through the public relations Secretary of the APC in the state, Chris Azebamwa, said that Obaseki does not worry about campaigns, but recruits, trains and arms thugs, sectarians and other criminals to disrupt the campaign and the elections.
Globalgistng gathered that it said the PDP represented by Obaseki is starting to go beyond acceptable means and measures for elections.
Ize-Iyamu stated: “We are sure that you all know that the gubernatorial elections are only a few weeks away, and for this reason, the parties participating in the contest are developing a strategy and developing means to ensure victory in the elections.”