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BREAKING: Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki Officially Joins PDP, After Resigning From APC

Governor Obaseki has officially joined PDP.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after his recent resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

BREAKING: Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki Officially Joins PDP, After Resigning From APC 1

Obaseki who disclosed this on his Twitter page on Friday evening, June 19, 2020, swid his reaseon for the defection is advance his ambition to seek re-election as Governor of Edo.

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The governor visited the PDP secretariat in Benin and was received by the leadership of the party led by the state Chairman, Hon Tony Aziegbemi.

He arrived the state Secretariat of the PDP along 1st East Circular Road with many of his followers and appointees.

Below are videos of Obaseki declaring for PDP, tweeted by PDP and the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan:

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KanyiDaily had reported that Governor Obaseki announced his resignation from the APC after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

His resignation comes days after the APC screening committee disqualified him from contesting in the party’s gubernatorial primaries scheduled to hold on June 22.

Obaseki’s disqualification was due to the committee’s judgement that the governor’s school leaving certificate and NYSC certificate are defective.

But is widely believed that the decision to disqualify the sitting governor was influenced by Adams Oshiomhole, the APC’s national chairman who is Obaseki’s political ally turned adversary.

The embattled governor had met with high-ranking personalities of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the past few days, and is believed to be headed to the main opposition party ahead of the September 19 governorship election.

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