The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after his recent resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Obaseki was at the PDP secretariat in Benin City with many of his followers and appointees to formally defect to the opposition PDP ahead of the state governorship primary election for June 23.
Obaseki who announced it on twitter said “I have officially joined the @OfficialPDPNig to advance my ambition to seek re-election as Governor of Edo State.
“I, as always, remain committed to engendering good governance and sustainable development of our dear state”.
I have officially joined the @OfficialPDPNig to advance my ambition to seek re-election as Governor of Edo State.
I, as always, remain committed to engendering good governance and sustainable development of our dear state.
— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) June 19, 2020
He was received by the leadership of the party led by the state Chairman of the PDP, Hon Tony Aziegbemi.
The secretariat situated on the busy 1st East Circular Road in Benin city witnessed large turnout of party supporter and leaders as they chanted solidarity song amid cheers.
The PDP had earlier scheduled its primary election for for Friday and Saturday (June 19 & 20) but postponed it to Tuesday June 23 according to the Party’s Spokesman in statement released in Abuja.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP had postponed the Edo state governorship primary election earlier scheduled for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2020 to Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who announced the postponement, said the decision was predicated on exigencies of party activities.
However, political analysts believed that it was a strategy to ensure Obaseki was not shut out from picking the party’s nomination form.