Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has squashed rumors of planning to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) the place he was first elected.
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 said that he gained’t be leaving the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion which gave him succor when he was in want. Obaseki additionally confused 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 by myself, I used to be pushed out of the celebration, and another person gave me cowl, gave me a chance.
“It is not going to be the best factor to do to now depart who helped you, who gave you the umbrella in your storm, after which return to the one 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 in a position to win his re-election marketing campaign as a result of deployment of expertise.
“If not for the expertise utilised by INEC, and God, I might not be governor at the 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 long run, with out transmitting outcomes electronically from the polling items, as a result of for elections to be credible, they should be seen as clear and after getting voted, you need to be assured that your vote will rely.
“With expertise at the moment, it’s doable and INEC has proven it from my elections, that as quickly as you voted, and the outcomes have been counted within the polling items, then that outcome ought to be made accessible, such that you simply already know what you anticipate to be collated on the ward collation factors.
“What has occurred in lots of circumstances prior to now is that individuals go and vote, the votes are counted within the polling items, they know, however by the point it will get to the collation level, it adjustments.
“However this time round, due to the transparency, all people will see and know what they’re anticipating to be collated from the polling items. 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.”