The embattled Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday announced his resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress, citing the party’s decision to disqualify him from participating in the June 22 governorship primary as his reason for leaving.
He, however, came down hard on the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whom he accused of being behind his ordeal.
Obaseki spoke with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor has been having a running battle with Oshiomhole, who is also his predecessor in office.
The disagreement reached its peak on Friday when the screening committee set up by the party disqualified Obaseki and two others from contesting the governorship primary while it cleared three other aspirants for the race.Although the governor refused to appeal the outcome, the appeal committee also on Saturday upheld the screening committee’s decision.