- More dramas are unfolding in Edo state politics
- PDP is presently making arrangement to receive Governor Godwin Obaseki and grant him a waiver
- The governor and his deputy bowed out of the ruling party after months of political crisis
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The lingering feud that has pitched Governor Godwin Obaseki with the power that be in Edo state hit the crescendo as the governor announced his resignation from the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Immediately after having a close conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, June 16, it became clear that the Edo governor is not ready to throw in the towel.
After months of a pronounced rift that practically polarised Edo APC, Obaseki took a bow out of the ruling party as a feisty warrior.
The governor did not go alone as his deputy, Philip Shaibu, also took to the part of his master in a decision that made the Edo election now unpredictable.
There are indications that the governor will join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in due course.
Emerging reports have now confirmed that with the country waiting for Obaseki to reveal his next plan after resignation, PDP has delayed its screening results on the aspirants.
It would be recalled that PDP on Friday, June 5, screened three aspirants namely Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, Gideon Ikhine and Kenneth Imasuagbon.
Obaseki's resignation might have now changed the arrangement as the national working committee of the opposition party is set to meet on Wednesday, June 17, to consider giving a waiver for the governor.
The embattled governor may announce his defection to PDP any time soon, and close source to the opposition has claimed that other aspirants may be told to bow out of the PDP ticket race for the governor and his deputy.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that many political analysts and observers have been thrown into shock over the surge of melodramatic events that have beclouded the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo.
One of those who have made bare their displeasure towards the developments in the state is the director-general of Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman.
In a statement on Tuesday, June 16, Lukman expressed fears that the turn of events in Edo might lead the APC into losing the state just like it did Rivers, Bayelsa and even Zamfara.
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