Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has asked the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to recuse himself from the party’s governorship primary in the state.
Obaseki made the call while speaking to newsmen after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, on Wednesday.
“It is against natural justice for a man to be a judge in his own case,” he said.
Obaseki said himself and other APC governors paid a visit to the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as part of efforts to strengthen the party and reassure him that they are committed to building the party.
“For me and my colleague – governors, we can’t see the party we are building destroyed. We should all drop our egos and work for our party,” the governor said.
He noted that it was “wrong for any human to try to play God.”
The governor expressed confidence that he will win the party’s primary, regardless of the mode chosen in Edo.
He also denied claims that he purchased governorship and nomination forms of the Peoples Democratic Party, maintaining that he is “a party man to the core.”