- The PDP has received Governor Godwin Obaseki with open arms
- In fact, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Obaseki for choosing the opposition party
- Atiku said that the PDP is strategically positioned now to give Nigeria good governance
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A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, June 19, reacted to the recent defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo.
In a tweet, Atiku congratulated Governor Obaseki for making the right move of choosing the PDP as the platform for his re-election.
The former vice president of Nigeria boasted that the people of Edo stand to gain a lot from Obaseki's decision as he has joined a repositioned PDP that is set to deliver and promote good governance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that another twist emerged in the ongoing saga over the disqualification of Obaseki as a factional camp of All Progressives Congress (APC) recommended that the governor and two other party chieftains be expelled over alleged anti-party activities.
According to the group which is loyal to the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, factional chairman of Edo APC Anselm Ojezua and organizing secretary Dr. Aisosa Amadasun are guilty of anti-parties activities.
According to the Col David Imuse-led faction who recommended the expulsion, alleged anti-party activities would no longer be condoned.
“Obaseki, Ojezua and some other persons have gone to court, in violation of Article 21, Sub-section D5 of the APC’s Constitution in many court cases at the Edo State High Court and the Federal High Court.
“They have shopped for injunctions and rulings to circumvent the processes of law and the provisions of our party’s constitution, in defiance of democratic norms," Imuse said.
Added to this, a chieftain of the APC in Bayelsa, Perekeme Kpodoh, had warned against the rising number of senatorial aspirants from an area of the state.
Kpodoh described the increasing number of the aspirants from the Ekeremor axis of the state ahead of the Bayelsa West senatorial by-election as provocative. According to him, it is just necessary for the aspirants to respect the principle of zoning in the district so as to avoid any chaos in the Sagbama and Ekeremor areas of the state.
APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo guber primaries | Legit TV