Edo election: PDP postpones governorship primary ahead of Obaseki's planned defection

Edo election: PDP postpones governorship primary ahead of Obaseki's planned defection

- PDP has postponed its governorship primary in Edo state

- The opposition party had slated its primary for Friday, June 19, and June 20, before it was shifted to Tuesday, June 23.

- According to the report, the postponement was meant to accommodate Governor Obaseki who may join the party any moment soon

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As Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state intensifies negotiations with the main opposition party to seek re-election in office, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the postponement of its governorship primary in the state.

Legit.ng reports that the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, stated this in a tweet on Thursday, June 18.

The party's primary which was earlier slated for Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, has now been postponed to Tuesday, June 23.

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Edo election: PDP postpones governorship primary ahead of Obaseki's planned defection
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state. Credit: Twitter/Governor Obaseki.
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Although the party's spokesman didn’t explain the reason for the postponement, it was gathered it may not be unconnected with the planned defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki any moment from now.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the suspended national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole broke silence on the planned defection of Governor Obaseki to the PDP.

It was reported that the embattled governor took a bow out of the ruling party like a feisty warrior on Tuesday, June 16, after collapsed attempts to make the warring parties in Edo APC bury their grievances.

Reacting to Obaseki's resignation, Oshiomhole described the development as “good riddance to bad rubbish."

The APC chairman also vowed that the ruling party will go to court due to the discrepancies in Obaseki's certificate should the PDP field in the governor as its flagbearer in the forthcoming election.

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He had said: “Fortunate enough, it was the PDP that exposed him in 2016. PDP filed a case at the Federal High Court amplifying every forgery segments in his certificate. APC just managed to escape that because PDP filed out of time and the case was struck out."

In another report, the director-general of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to take steps to halt the chaos in order to protect his legacy.

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Lukman's plea was contained in a memo he issued and made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, June 18.

He said what makes the situation more frustrating is the reticence of President Buhari in the face of what obviously could damage the legacy he would bequeath to the nation.

The DG wondered why a political party which parades leaders such as President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and so many others find it difficult to reorganise the party to fulfil the dreams of its founding fathers.

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