The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shifted the date for its Edo governorship election primary from Friday 19th June to Tuesday 23rd June.
The shift in date was confirmed in a tweet on Thursday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
“The NWC of @OfficialPDPNig has postponed the Edo state governorship primary election earlier scheduled for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2020 to a new date of Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
This decision is predicated on exigencies of party activities.
All governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders, party faithful, and our teeming supporters, particularly in Edo state, are to take note accordingly.”
“Our party wishes to remind our members that all activities shall be in accordance with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)’s guidelines on COVID -19, as it concerns social/physical distancing at public gatherings,” he wrote.
Naija News understands the shift in date might be connected to plans to allow Governor Godwin Obaseki to perfect his defection to the PDP.
Obaseki had on Tuesday, announced his formal resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) after he was screened out of participating in the party’s governorship primaries.
Source: Naija News