Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State today met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, where he declared that it would be immoral for him to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
He left the party barely three months ago after he was denied the party’s ticket to stand for reelecrion.
He then joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he won a second term in office last weekend.
Emerging from the meeting with the Buhari, the Governor told State House Correspondents that leaving the PDP for the APC goes against Buhari’s mantra of integrity.
Obaseki while on a thank you visit to the President, in the company of his deputy, Philip Shuiabu and their spouses as well as lawmakers from the state, noted that Buhari’s role during the election despite being the leader of APC, has deepened the nation’s democracy.
Alluding to the role of the former chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, in the issue, however, Obaseki said that godfatherism had no place in Nigeria’s constitution and must not be encouraged as it was a threat to democracy.
He therefore declared that he (Obaseki) should be dealt with if he tries to toe the path of Oshiomhole.