Breaking: Governor Obaseki Announces Defection to PDP, Unveils Campaign Poster

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 19 – Embattled Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has finally announced his defection to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor announced the development at the party’s secretariat in Benin on Friday.

“I have officially joined the @OfficialPDPNig to advance my ambition to seek re-election as Governor of Edo State. I, as always, remain committed to engendering good governance and sustainable development of our dear state,” he tweeted, right after the announcement.

The official handle of the party and the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya have also confirmed the development in a tweet.

The leadership of the PDP had on Wednesday met with Mr. Obaseki who is seeking a second term in office.

Obaseki had been disqualified by his former party, APC, from seeking re-election allegedly for submitting “defective qualifications.”

The Edo governor later announced his resignation from the APC.

However, the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whom Mr Obaseki blames for his travails has now been suspended from office, following an appeal court ruling.

Key chieftains of the PDP have congratulated the governor. Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar tweeted:

“Congratulations, @GovernorObaseki on joining our party, @OfficialPDPNig—the truly people’s party. I am confident that the people of Edo State will be the better for it. You are indeed coming aboard a repositioned PDP that promotes good governance for the benefit of Nigerians.”

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