Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has announced his resignation of his membership from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Obaseki met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday before announcing his decision.
Speaking with journalists at the presidential villa, Obaseki said he would pursue his second-term bid on another platform.
The governor had recently said he would disclose his next step after meeting with the president, following his disqualification from the APC primary election in Edo State.
Jonathan Ayuba, chairman of the APC screening committee for the Edo governorship election, said the panel disqualified Obaseki over a “defective” certificate.
According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party may be the governor’s next stop as the party had been waiting in the wings for the APC crisis to boil over so that it can provide a platform for him.
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar had asked Obaseki to join the PDP.
The governor met with Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, over the weekend.
Obaseki had been at loggerheads with the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who supported him in 2016.
Oshiomhole is now believed to be backing Osagie Ize-Iyamu who was cleared to contest the APC primary election in the state.