Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has dismissed reports that he is plotting to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another party.
Naija News reports that the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had accused Obaseki of plotting to leave the party.
The former Edo State governor said Obaseki is creating crisis among members in the party and blackmailing him.
The APC national chairman advised Obaseki to focus on the delivery of good governance to the people rather than attacking him.
“We have it on good authority that the governor (Obaseki) intends to create disaffection and crisis in the state, APC and probably dump the party for another party,” Oshiomhole said.
“That is why he has embarked on this brigandary which Edo people will resist. So, he should stop blackmailing me and face governance which is why Edo people voted him into power.”
Speaking while receiving members of the Godwin Obaseki Support Group on Wednesday, in Benin, the governor reaffirmed he has no plans to leave the ruling party.
He insisted that those oppose to him in the APC are the ones that would leave the party for him.
According to him, his administration was focused on infrastructural and institutional reforms that would stand the test of time.
“This is a government of real change, which is concerned about youth empowerment and the future. This government has performed beyond people’s expectations and we are proud of the things we have done so far,” Obaseki said.