Naija News understands that Governor Obaseki was received by the leadership of the party led by the state Chairman of the PDP, Hon Tony Aziegbemi ahead of Edo 2020 election slated for September.
It was learned that Governor Obaseki just arrived Edo PDP Secretariat along 1st East Circular Road with many of his followers and appointees.
The PDP confirmed the defection in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, saying: “The governor of Edo State, H. E. Governor Godwin Obaseki has defected to our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The declaration was made this afternoon at the state Secretariat of our party in Benin city, Edo State. Power to the people.”
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
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that Governor Obaseki’s decision to join the PDP comes days after he was disqualified by the APC Screening Committee from seeking re-election on the platform of the ruling party.