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Edo deputy governor follows suit, dumps APC



Following the Resignation of Governor Godwin Obaseki of  Edo state, His deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, on Tuesday in Benin announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Shaibu made the announcement during a press briefing, saying that his resignation from the ruling party took immediate effect.

“It is with pain that I am leaving the APC I helped to build. It’s very unfortunate that we have to resign from the party we all laboured for.

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“The party we built with our blood, our strength. The party we believed that was built with progress of our land.

“I resigned today with pains and I am resigning to take my destiny in my hand. But by the grace of God, where Gov. Godwin Obaseki goes I go. And by the grace of God, we shall conquer,” he said.

Earlier, Gov. Godwin Obaseki had resigned his membership of the APC, saying he will soon announce his next line of action.

Obaseki, who made this known after visiting the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said his resignation from the party followed his disqualification from the June 22, APC primaries. (NTA)