- The sky is still not yet clear on who will emerge as the guber flagbearer of Edo PDP
- Governor Godwin Obaseki faces checky challenges as PDP aspirants are working against him
- The two frontline aspirants are said to be channelling available means against the acceptability of the governor who they see as a threat
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Governor Godwin Obaseki is running out of time in his efforts to govern Edo state for another four years as there are indications that he might not be on the ballot box unless the roadblocks against him are cleared.
Legit.ng recalls that the governor joined the Peoples Democratic Party after falling down the pecking order with his former party, All Progressive Congress (APC).
The governor has now faced a tricky hurdle as two PDP frontline aspirants vying for the party ticket refused to step down.
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Three aspirants had already been cleared by the party but Gideon Ikhine, a top hopeful, later stepped down for the governor after leaders of the party prevailed.
However, all efforts to convince Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama and Keneth Imasuagbon to take the same path were said to have hit a brick wall and all attempts have been made to end the governor's stint in PDP.
It would be recalled that Ogbeide Ihama had run to a Federal High Court in Porth Harcourt in a lawsuit in which PDP national chairman Uche Secundus was involved. He prayed that the presiding judge stopped the governor from participating in the primary.
Among other reasons, the House of Representatives member said Obaseki joined the party after the sale of forms had been concluded.
He also emphasised that only those who purchased the forms during the stipulated window should be allowed to participate in the primary election.
Although another court in Edo state has given the governor a free way to participate, Governor Obaseki faces more challenges in his re-election bid.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as aspirants continue to outsmart one another ahead of the Edo state 2020 governorship election, Kenneth Imasuagbon has said he is convinced of coasting to victory in September, saying “God told me that.”
Imasuagbon, who is eyeing the Edo government power-seat on the platform of the main opposition PDP made this disclosure on Monday, June 8, during a programme on Channels TV.
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