Obaseki Takes First Public Step Towards Joining PDP

Obaseki was disqualified from the APC governorship primaries in Edo over what the screening committee described as discrepancies in his credentials.

L-R Godwin Obaseki and Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers State / Photo credit: Twitter
L-R Godwin Obaseki and Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers State / Photo credit: Twitter

Embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki on Sunday gave the first indication of where he’s headed politically with a well publicised visit to Governor Nysom Wike of Rivers State.

Both Obaseki and Wike are in opposing political parties but there have been rumours that Obaseki is about to join the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Nothing was said about what both governors discussed but unless state executives want to make a political statement, they usually hold meeting meetings in the dead of night.

Last week Obaseki was disqualified from the APC governorship primaries in Edo over what the screening committee described as discrepancies in his credentials.

The disqualification came after a long running battle with Adam’s Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Obaseki and Oshiomhole were once political allies, but the APC national chairman is now said to be backing a different candidate for governor.

On Saturday, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar had reportedly reached out to Obaseki to join the PDP and even encouraged state governors under the party to make room for the Edo governor.

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