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APC reacts to Governor Obaseki’s defection to PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the defection of Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the move is no news to them.

Earlier today, Godwin Obaseki, officially joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after resigning from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Many had expected this move since Governor Obaseki resigned from the APC on the 16 of June 2020.

This was made known moments back by Obaseki himself, when he led some of his appointees and supporters to the PDP secretariat in Benin-City.

Reacting to the development, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, stated that he was not surprised by the move, as they had expected it since June 16th.

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He said:

“It has not come to us as a surprise. We knew he had defected long ago because he resigned his membership of the party which we have accepted.

“So you can’t defect twice. So if he is defecting again, we don’t know whether what he has just done now is news any longer.

Obaseki resigned from the APC after it’s screening committee disqualified him from the June 22 governorship primary.

The NWC last Saturday affirmed his disqualification by the screening and appeal committees inaugurated by his political adversary Adams Oshiohmole.

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