- Governor Obaseki has claimed his colleagues in the APC are still supporting him despite his defection to the PDP
- The Edo state governor said this after his he was screened for the primary election of the PDP
- Obaseki formally defected to the PDP on Friday days after his exit from the APC
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Governor Godwin Obaseki has made a stunning revelation regarding the position of the APC governors after his defection to the PDP.
The Edo state governor said on Saturday, June 2020, that his colleague governors in the APC are still supporting him, despite his exit from the party, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Obaseki made this known at the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja shortly after he was screened for the primary election of the PDP.
The new PDP member said his support base cuts across party lines, adding that dignitaries and other well-meaning Nigerians have come to identify with his aspiration.
"They are all united against injustice," he was quoted to have said.
Days after leaving the APC following his disqualification from the party's primary, Obaseki formally defected to the PDP on Friday, June 19.
Hours after his defection, Governor Obaseki expressed gratitude to the PDP in Edo state for its warm reception.
Speaking to PDP officials in Edo, Obaseki said that the love, goodwill, energy and support he observes in the party are what he needs to take it to victory in the governorship election.
The Edo governor made this remarks after the PDP granted him and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, a waiver ahead of the election.
Obaseki said that he is poised to take the party's chapter in Edo not only to victory but also to the next level of progress and growth that will be unmatched in Nigeria.
Obaseki's defection to the PDP has been generating heated reactions on social media.
Abu-Abdlbaasit, reacting to tweet by the PDP after Obaseki picked his expression of interest and nomination forms, said: "This’s just a mockery of partisan politics. Nigeria still has a long way to go as far as party politics is all about."
Christopher Sunny said: "PDP ticket is for the highest bidder, not for the serious dedicated members."
Bashorun A.O.M commented: "The smartest move, made by the governor, his deputy and the house,PDP. . . .power to the people. (In God we trust )"
"In the coming days, you wil see other aspirants step down for him. Been the sitting Governor he's automatically the leader of PDP in Edo," victor chike said.
In another report, a top APC governorship aspirant in Edo, Ize-Iyamu, has reacted to Governor Obaseki's defection to the PDP.
Ize-Iyamu said Obaseki's exit is a welcome development in the APC, adding that the Edo governor had wanted to impose himself before his disqualification from the party's primaries.
The APC governorship aspirant also said he is confident of defeating Obaseki if he emerges the APC candidate.
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