Posted by News Express | 13 June 2020 | 1,269 times
By OLUSEGUN ABISOYE
The chairman of the Edo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Honourable Tony Aziegbemi, has disclosed that as of today, Saturday June 13, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has not joined the PDP, despite online speculations to the contrary.
Aziegbemi, who made this disclosure on a popular programme, ‘The Weekend Show’ on Africa Independent Television (AIT) Saturday morning on some online platforms, including the Twitter handle of PDP Vanguard, to the contrary on Friday, hours after he was disqualified from running for the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former member of the House of Representatives noted that Obaseki has not joined the PDP as at Saturday. “As we speak, His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki has not joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,” he said.
However, he said the party will welcome Obaseki if he decides to join the PDP after he was disqualified by the All Progressives Congress, APC from participating in the forthcoming primary of the party. Hon. Aziegbemi added that Obaseki will not be able to participate in the party’s primary except the National Working Committee of PDP grants him a waiver.
He maintained that Obaseki will not get automatic ticket, even, if granted waiver by the NWC, stressing that he will have to battle it out with other governorship aspirants in the party.
This is also as former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, tweeted same sentiments, adding that he was just assuming the speculation to be true.
Fani-Kayode said: “Glad to hear that Obaseki has joined @OfficialPDPNig with (assuming it is true) all the LGA Chairmen & House of Assembly members in Edo state. He lost round 1 to Oshiomole and I hope that he has better luck in round 2. This is especially so now that we are on the same side!” (Saturday Independent)
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