Governor Godwin Obaseki may make a U-turn and return to the All Progressives Congress, APC, his spokesperson, Crusoe Osagie has said.
Obaseki on Tuesday resigned his APC membership after a screening committee set up by Adams Oshiomhole disqualified him from taking part in the party’s primary election to select a flag bearer for the upcoming governorship poll.
But with the Court of Appeal upholding the suspension of Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a proclamation by the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Victor Gaidom, nullifying the screening that led to Obaseki’s disqualification, It seems the Edo governor might be retracing his steps.
Crusoe Osagie, spokesperson to the embattled governor gave the hint in an interview with Premiumtimes.
Asked if Obaseki would be willing to return to the APC following the recent development, Osagie said, “Honestly, I have not talked with my boss yet, (but) I don’t see anything wrong with it.”
“With all intent and purpose, if you look at the reasons my boss gave for his being frustrated out of the party, it all centred on Oshiomhole and his high-handedness, tyrannical approach to managing the party, tendency to want to destroy the fortune of the party,” he said.
“With the court removing Oshiomhole, I believe there’s a possibility. It’s possible, after all he has not moved into any other party yet.”
Meanwhile, the National Working Committee of the APC has affirmed the appointment of Abiola Ajimobi, a former Oyo state governor, to replace Oshiomhole in Acting Capacity.
This is despite unconfirmed reports that Ajimobi is critically ill and receiving medical attention in Lagos.