Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has reaffirmed that he wouldn’t be leaving the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that his party affiliation would not affect the state’s development.

Obaseki, who spoke during a Banquet in Benin City, as part of activities for this year’s Alaghodaro Summit, said his government is committed to ensuring a progressive and prosperous Edo State where all citizens will live life to the fullest.

According to a statement on Saturday titled, ‘I’ve no plans to switch parties, says Obaseki’, the Peoples Democratic Party governor said, “No matter the persuasion to join any political party, I will not. I will continue to provide leadership for all Edo people. We don’t need to join another political party to develop Edo State to become a home for all.

“Our goal is to position Edo where it should be, as our State has been created to provide leadership for this country; that is how it has been and will always be.”

Obaseki said the Alaghodaro Summit has become a platform which his administration is using to prepare the youths of the Edo State for tomorrow’s leadership position.

According to him, “Our politics is being driven by data. We will continue to do our best as a government to make life better for our people who trusted us with their votes.

 “In the last five years, we have been in the foundation laying stage for the development of Edo State. That era has passed and now, it’s time to move as fast as possible in developing the State as the challenges and barriers have been taken care of.”

It will be recalled that Obaseki was previously in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but left the party after falling out with his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. He went on to win a landslide victory in the 2020 polls with the slogan ‘Edo no be Lagos’.