Olusegun Bamgbose has asserted that the incumbent governor of Edo State and the winner of the Saturday, September 19 governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, may return to his former party, the All Progressive Congress.
Naija News understands that Obaseki who contested under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC in the Edo State governorship election.
However, the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, while reacting to Obaseki’s victory in a statement released on Monday, September 21, advised members PDP to be cool with their celebration, noting that their candidate may make a u-turn to his former party.
Recall that Governor Obaseki left the APC camp for the PDP a few months to the governorship election after he was disqualified by the Nigeria ruling party. The incumbent Governor had an arduous journey having contended with the duo of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu and a former National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Bamgbose, however, in his mixed thought about Obaseki’s victory noted that “Tinubu went extra mile to frustrate Obaseki, but he failed woefully. Edo voters clipped his big wings.”
“On the other hand, Oshiomhole exhausted his political Arsenal, but met his Waterloo. Obaseki’s victory has finally nailed his political coffin. His political career has dishonourably come to an end. It’s really painful,” Bamgbose noted.
“However, PDP should not rejoice much, because Obaseki may soon stage a comeback to APC, other things being equal,” Bamgbose cautioned.
He added that “Obaseki made a statement before pulling out of APC, that his discussions with President Buhari will determine his next step. It’s most likely that Obaseki struck a deal with President Buhari to return back to APC, after winning the election.”
“It’s no longer news that President Buhari has already congratulated Obaseki on his re-election as Governor of Edo State. Many have been commending him for allowing free and fair election in Edo State.
“President Buhari ensured the governorship election was free and fair in view of possibly, the agreement they had before he decamped to PDP. It’s most likely Obaseki will go back to APC.”