Breaking: Obaseki Ends Speculations, Defects to PDP
Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has finally defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ending the much anticipated move after been disqualified by All Progressives Congress to contest for the coming gubernatorial election in the state.
This took place on Friday in Benin, the state capital.
Obaseki was received at Edo Secretariat of PDP by National Vice Chairman, Southsouth of the party, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, who was accompanied by Edo PDP chairman Dr. Tony Aziegbemi; members of the State Working Committee (SWC) and some chieftains of the party.
Obaseki declined to speak with reporters at the end of the ceremony.
The Governor was not accompanied by his deputy, Philip Shaibu but it was gathered he would be at the secretariat in Benin for formal defection later on Friday.
The three screened and cleared governorship aspirants of PDP in Edo Kenneth Imasuagbon, Gideon Ikhine and Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama have vowed not to step down for Obaseki.
They said they will slug it out at the primary where indirect mode would be used on June 23 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin