I do not want to support Obaseki – Kassim Afegbua – TV channels

PDP member Kasim Afegbua responds to the second term ambition of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kassim Afegbua, says he will not support Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki for the second term in office.


He revealed this Monday during an interview on Channel Television Politics today in Abuja, the nation's capital.

“At least I'm bold enough to come out in the open and say I don't want to support Obaseki. It would have been different if I hid or pretended to support him and did some damage, ”he said.

When asked if he wants to work towards Obaseki being the PDP candidate in the upcoming polls, Afegbua confirmed or rejected it.


He noted that his position on the governor is not borne by greed, resentment or hatred, and asked that some processes of democratic governance be followed.

The former PDP spokesman in the 2019 presidential election is apparently worried about Obaseki's emergence as the party's candidate shortly after being decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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“My position on Obaseki is not borne by desperation, greed or monetary policy. My position on Obaseki is highlighted by the fact that there must be a difference in the way and how democracy is run in this country.

"Someone can't just join a party within 24 hours, you surrender all the whims and caprice of the party to him and then you sit back and tell me you're celebrating your Christmas early enough in the day," he said.

Speaking further, Afegbua said he would distance himself from the PDP primary who produced Obaseki as the party's candidate.

It will be remembered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set September 19 for the Edo Governor Election in the state.

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