Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has resurrected his chances of a second term after switching to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Obaseki made this known to the general public on Friday, June 19; when he led some of his appointees and supporters to the PDP secretariat in Benin-City.
Breaking News! The governor of Edo State, H. E. @GovernorObaseki has defected to our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig. The declaration was made this afternoon at the state Secretariat of our party in Benin city, Edo State. Power to the people. #EdoIsPDP. @officialKolaO pic.twitter.com/GV36MSYrGx
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) June 19, 2020
Specifically, the leadership of the PDP had on Wednesday met with the governor; who is seeking a second term in office.
Towards this end, the PDP expressed happiness at the governor’s decision via its official Twitter handle.
Equally important, the PDP wrote; “Breaking News! The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has defected to our great Party, the PDP.
“The declaration was made this afternoon at the state Secretariat of our party in Benin city, Edo State. Power to the people.”
Meanwhile, Obaseki who was accompanied by a crowd of supporters to the party’s secretariat was received by the state PDP chairman Hon Tony Aziegbemi and other party members.
While receiving the party card, the governor assured the party of cruising to victory come September this year.
According to him, “I believe in the party structure of the PDP from unit level to the national level, I assure you as fellow party members, I will lead this party to victory.”
Reacting, Aziegbemi said the PDP being a democratic party will continue to believe in the new leadership of the party in the state which will be led by Obaseki.
Obaseki was disqualified by his former party, APC, from seeking re-election allegedly for submitting questionable certificates.
The Edo governor later announced his resignation from the APC.
However, the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whom Obaseki blames for his travails has now been suspended from office, following an appeal court ruling.