- More political parties have set the wheel on move to woo Governor Godwin Obaseki following his APC disqualification
- Apart from the main opposition PDP, another party interested in luring the embattled governor is ADP
- The leadership of the ADP has reeled out plans to welcome the governor should he decide to push his ambition on its platform
Following the elimination of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the All Progressive Congress (APC) primary election in Edo, another party has begun move to lure the embattled governor to its camp.
Reacting to the governor's disqualification, Action Democratic Party (ADP) said its doors are open to the governor should he decide to seek an alternative slot for his re-election bid.
ADP made the disclosure on Saturday, June 13, through its national secretaryAdelaja Adeoye, saying Obaseki will be welcome with open arm.
Adeoye said the party operates an open-door policy meaning Obseki will be accorded all the served respect as a governor and may even be given a waiver.
“Yes, if Obaseki decides to join ADP today, the party will welcome him with open arms. The party runs an open-door policy. So we will gladly receive him.
“He is the sitting governor so we may give him some waivers and will accord him all the respect as the occupier of the number one office in the state," the ADP chieftain said.
Adeoye, however, submitted that Governor Obaseki must be ready to follow the laid-down rules and principles of the party should he later decide to try his luck on ADP platform.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has reportedly called the embattled governor on Friday, June 12, asking him to join his party.
According to a report by The Cable, the former presidential candidate of the opposition party in the 2019 general elections, called the Edo governor and assured him of a soft landing which may come in form of a waiver.
A close associate to the Waziri of Adamawa confirmed the phone call between the two political leaders: “The Waziri is wooing Obaseki on behalf of PDP. He spoke with him yesterday and encouraged him to join the PDP.
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