Posted by News Express | 13 June 2020 | 2,042 times
For Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who was denied the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, the pull towards the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is pretty strong.
Indications on Friday night pointed strongly in the direction of PDP as his next stop, with the Action Alliance (AA) as an alternative.
News Express could not confirm reports that Obaseki had joined PDP but sources spoke of moves by some of his supporters to buy the PDP governorship nomination for him.
An Obaseki family member had in the past told News Express that the embattled governor would join PDP if he was forced out of APC. Obaseki, however, told News Express at the time that he had no such intention but intended to fight and win in APC. It was not clear last night if his position had changed following the sudden truncating of his ambition in APC.
A source told News Express last night that “Obaseki was in a meeting with some Edo leaders where they x-rayed on which party to join.
“Top parties on their list of consideration were the Action Alliance (AA) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“After a 2hour deliberation, the governor and his team seemed to be settling for PDP. Already, the Edo State chapter of one of the strong national youth bodies loyal to the governor has initiated moves to purchase a governorship nomination form for Obaseki.”
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