Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has vowed to not return to the All Progressives Congress.
Recall he was first elected underneath the celebration in his first tenure.
Obaseki gave the reassurance on Wednesday October 13, whereas addressing State Home correspondents after a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Sustaining that he didn’t depart the APC on his personal phrases, he acknowledged that he will not be leaving the Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering which gave him succor when he was in want. Obaseki additionally burdened that he has a conscience and likewise a politician with integrity.
“I feel I’ve proven that I’m a politician with integrity and I’ve made it very clear that I didn’t depart the opposite celebration alone, I used to be pushed out of the celebration, and another person gave me cowl, gave me a chance.
“It will not be the right thing to do to now leave who helped you, who gave you the umbrella in your storm, and then go back to the person who pushed you out.”
Commenting on the senate’s choice to permit the Impartial and Nationwide Electoral Fee to transmit election outcomes electronically, Obaseki famous that he was capable of win his re-election marketing campaign as a result of deployment of expertise.
“If not for the expertise utilised by INEC, and God, I will not be governor right this moment. So, I’m a kind of individuals who consider that we can not and shouldn’t have elections on this nation, going into the longer term, with out transmitting outcomes electronically from the polling models, as a result of for elections to be credible, they must be seen as clear and upon getting voted, you ought to be assured that your vote will depend.
“With expertise right this moment, it’s attainable and INEC has proven it from my elections, that as quickly as you voted, and the outcomes have been counted within the polling models, then that outcome must be made obtainable, such that you just already know what you count on to be collated on the ward collation factors.
“What has occurred in lots of circumstances up to now is that folks go and vote, the votes are counted within the polling models, they know, however by the point it will get to the collation level, it modifications.
“However this time round, due to the transparency, all people will see and know what they’re anticipating to be collated from the polling models. That’s what occurred in my election.
“So, I’m a really robust advocate for digital transmission of outcomes from elections and I wish to additionally observe that from my private expertise, INEC has the capability, INEC has the expertise, and likewise the understanding of how this stuff ought to work. So, they need to be inspired. I hope and pray that the President will assent to that invoice.”