Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has dismissed claims that he endorsed the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi for president in 2023, making it clear that he would work for Atiku Abubakar, the flag bearer of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On the heels of Obi’s visit to the Edo State governor, during which he expressed support for his presidential ambition, many began to speculate that he would be backing Obi in 2023.
But the governor’s aide on media, Crusoe Osagie, in a statement, Wednesday, described as “false and malicious” reports that Obaseki endorsed Obi.
He said: “No statement to such effect originated from the governor. The story is being peddled by detractors with ulterior motives, intent on misleading and misinforming members of the public for their selfish interest.
“Governor Obaseki has, from the onset of the electioneering cycle, been at the forefront of the campaign for our great party, the PDP, its candidate, Abubakar, and his running mate, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa.
“The public is hereby warned to watch out for the antics of quacks and unprofessional media organisations as well as unscrupulous individuals, seeking to misinform and stir confusion with their outright fake news.
“Obaseki, as the leader of the PDP in Edo State, will deploy his massive support base to ensure the victory of our party and its candidates in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.