Mr. Anslem Ojezua, chairman of the faction loyal to governor Obaseki, revealed this recently in Benin.
According to him, it was no surprise to see the governor resign but he is still very much saddened by the development.
He added that the state working committee will meet very soon and put out a statement that addresses the new reality.
His words, “It didn’t come to us as a surprise though I am very saddened by the development. I think APC has lost a huge asset,”.
”After he was disqualified, I suspected he will resign and after his disqualification, our leaders asked him to seek another platform to actualise his ambition,”
”The state working committee is meeting tomorrow and after our meeting, we will make a statement. But for me, I have tenure because I was elected. I am in Court over that and would be pursuing it to a logical conclusion.”.
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Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki (born 1 July, 1957 in Benin City, Nigeria) is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Edo State. He was sworn in as the governor on 12 November 2016. He was the Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team inaugurated by former Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.
Obaseki holds post graduate degrees in both Finance and International Business, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers, Nigeria.
Obaseki served as executive board member of several private companies including Afrinvest. He is the recipient of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) award for best performing Governor of the year in October 2019.
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, Obaseki is the third child of Late Pa Roland Obaseki and Gbinigie of Owina Street, Ogbelaka Quarters, Benin City. He attended St. Matthew’s Primary School for his primary school education and proceeded to Eghosa Grammar School, in Benin City, for secondary education.
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