Obaseki Joins PDP, Eyes Governorship Ticket

The PDP had in the last couple of days courted Obaseki with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar asking the party to make room for the state governor.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State / Photo credit: thenationonlineng.net
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State / Photo credit: thenationonlineng.net

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has finally joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with hopes of clinching the party’s governorship ticket for the upcoming election in the state.

It’s coming few days after he quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor who made the move on Friday led a crowd of supporters to the PDP secretariat in Benin City where he was received by the state party chairman, Tony Aziegbemi.

The PDP had in the last couple of days courted Obaseki with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar asking the party to make room for the state governor.

The PDP even went as far as postponing its governorship party primaries in anticipation of Obaseki joining and contesting for the ticket.

Obaseki who was disqualified from the primaries in the APC still has the advantage of incumbency at the governorship election.

He was, for over a year at loggerheads with the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who is believed to be behind the disqualified.

The APC screening committee had ruled that there were discrepancies in the credentials submitted by Obaseki.

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