Edo 2020: PDP Speaks On Giving Obaseki Automatic Ticket
The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the doors of the party is still open to Governor Godwin Obaseki to join it after being disqualified by the Prof. Jonathan Ayuba headed screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that the Chairman of the Edo State PDP, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, made this comment while speaking to journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Saturday.
The Edo State PDP Chairman disclosed that some close associates of the governor have made overtures to the leadership of the party but that Obaseki is yet to personally reach out to him or any member of his executive council.
His words: “It is true that some close aides of the governor have reached out to the PDP. The governor, however, is yet to personally reach out to us. Our doors are opened to Governor Obaseki. He is welcome, should he decide to come and join us. The doors of the PDP are wide opened.”
The Edo State PDP Chairman was, however, silent on what will be the fate of Governor Obaseki in the primary of the party which is scheduled to for June 23 in Benin but it would be recalled that the South-South zonal chairman of the party, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi had insisted on the due process should Obaseki defect to the PDP.