- Obaseki has added value to the PDP according to Tony Azegbemi
- The PDP chieftain said the party has requested 100,000 membership cards as a result of the governor's defection
- Going further, he praised the governor for not submitting to blackmail
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The defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has added a huge boost to the party.
This was disclosed by Tony Azegbemi, a chairman of the PDP in Edo state.
According to him, since Obaseki joined, the PDP membership shot up and they had to request 100,000 membership cards from the national headquarters, Vanguard reports.
He also praised the governor for not allowing himself to be blackmailed by godfathers into opening the treasury to share and feed on government funds.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Adams Oshiomhole has come hard on Obaseki with the immediate national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) saying the Edo governor is not a threat to the ruling party's quest to win Edo state election.
Oshiomhole and Obaseki fell apart with the political feud between the former godson and his mentor forcing the latter to resign his membership of the ruling party.
With less than two months to the Edo guber election, Oshiomhole seems to have heightened the political rivalry with Obaseki who is the PDP candidate.
Speaking on Channels TV on Sunday, August 2, Oshiomhole said Obaseki's popularity is not a threat to APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The former APC chairman further posited that Obaseki is not eligible to contest because he has defects in his certificate making him ineligible.
According to him, Ize-Iyamu will emerge victorious in the election and shame Obaseki who Oshiomhole dubbed as a snail in the race of tigers.
“How can he be a threat? A man who is not even eligible to contest elections? How can a snail be a threat in a race where tigers are involved?” Oshiomhole boasted as he answered questions on the coming governorship election in the state.
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