Edo election: PDP confirms readiness to accept Governor Obaseki

Edo election: PDP confirms readiness to accept Governor Obaseki

- Godwin Obaseki has been offered a new political home in the PDP should he decide to dump the APC

- Obaseki was prevented from contesting the APC's primaries which holds on June 22 by the screening committee

- The Edo governor has said he would not appeal his party's decision and he called for calm among his supporters

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared its readiness to receive Governor Godwin Obaseki should he decide to defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the oncoming Edo election.

The Nation reports that the PDP confirmed that its doors are open to the Edo state chief executive through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The report, however, noted that Obaseki has yet to make the move to leave the APC despite being disqualified by the party's screening committee from contesting its primaries slated for Monday, June 22.

Edo election: PDP confirms readiness to accept Governor Obaseki
PDP spokesperson Ologbondiyan says Obaseki is welcome to join the party but an automatic ticket is a different matter. Photo Credit: Voice of Nigeria
Source: UGC

The opposition spokesperson said the party would readily welcome Obaseki.

On the issue of him contesting the PDP's primaries or representing the party in the elections coming up later in the year, Ologbodiyan said the governor should not expect an automatic ticket.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Obaseki said he will not appeal the outcome of the All Progressives Congress screening process.

Obaseki, who is seeking re-election into office, was disqualified at the screening process for the primaries on Friday, June 12.

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The embattled governor of Edo state has also released a brief statement to his supporters via his official Twitter handle, urging for calm.

The Jonathan Ayuba-led governorship screening committee in the state declared Obaseki unfit to contest the primary based on discrepancies on the certificates he tendered before it.

Obaseki had on Thursday, June 12, expressed fear that he might not get justice from the screening committee.

Legit.ng reported some reasons that led to Obaseki's ouster from the Edo APC governorship primary.

Obaseki's predicament has continued to generate reactions on social media.

Others are already comparing Obaseki's predicament to that of former Lagos governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who also lost a second term bid at the primaries to incumbent Babajide Sanwoolu.

Others have started the political calculation of a move to the PDP by Obaseki.

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Source: Legit.ng

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