The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has explained why he recently visited the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos, in the company of some of his Governor colleagues.
This came as he denied secretly obtaining the nomination and expression of interest forms of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following his face-off with the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
Governor Obaseki also warned Oshiomhole to steer clear of all the processes leading up to the June 22 Governorship primary election of the APC in the State, “because he is an interested party”.
Explaining why he visited Tinubu, Obaseki said: “The reason why I went to see our National Leader, is that I do not want the party torn apart. I am a man of peace.
“For me and my colleague Governors, we cannot see a party we built, destroyed. We cannot see a ruling party be so weakened, and whatever it will take to secure peace, to secure harmony in the party, we are prepared to, I am prepared to make.
“That is why I joined my colleagues to go and see the Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to assure him that we are all working for the same cause, we are all working to build our party. From 26 States, we are now 20. We do not want to lose any more State, there is really no reason to. We should all drop our egos and work for our party, and the unity of our country.
“On a final note, I am actively pursuing peace, actively pursuing harmony in our party, particularly at home, and I believe that we will secure peace.”