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The governor announced this on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Speaking with journalists at the presidential villa, Obaseki said he would pursue his second-term bid on another platform.
On June 14, the governor said he would disclose his next step after meeting with the president following his disqualification from the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Edo.
Jonathan Ayuba, chairman of the APC screening committee for the Edo governorship poll, said the panel disqualified Obaseki over a “defective” certificate.
Meanwhile, the governor met with Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, and Emmanuel Udom, Akwa Ibom governor, (both members of the PDP) at the weekend.
Obaseki had been at loggerheads with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC who supported him in 2016.