Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has played down reports of joining any political party soon to contest the State Governorship election.
Naija News reports that Obaseki had resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
But Shortly after his announcement, the Appeal Court upheld the judgment of an Abuja High Court suspending Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the APC.
Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, was subsequently named acting chairman of the ruling party.
It is not clear if Obaseki will be reconsidering his resignation from the APC following the suspension of Oshiomhole.
In a post on Twitter, Obaseki said he is yet to join any party and that his focus is to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
I have not moved to a new platform yet to seek re-election.
My focus now is to control the spread of the coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic, which is ravaging our country and threatening our healthcare system.
— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) June 17, 2020