Despite his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has said his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari is like that of father and son.
As humans, everyone knows the filial relationship between a father and his children. But when a son deviates from the path of his father, there is the likelihood that the relationship between the two will not be as before.
Following the crisis that arose over the tussle between Adams Oshiomhole, sacked national chairman of the APC and Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, Obaseki was disqualified from contesting the second term governorship election in Edo state.
But to realizes his ambition, Obaseki defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) where the leadership of the party which had already screened all the aspirants for the governorship primaries prior to Obaseki’s defection, cleared the way for him and he emerged as the party’s candidate for the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Having defected and with what usually follows politics in Nigeria, some may expect a gap between him and the presidency, having defected from the central party, Obaseki said his relationship with the president is like that of father and son.
Read his tweet at Godwin Obaseki (GGO)@GovernorObaseki where he twitted thus: “My relationship with President @MBuhari is that of a father and son. I was on a zoom meeting with the President, during which we engaged on development issues affecting Edo people and Nigerians. We also discussed measures to manage the spread of #COVID19.”