No Automatic Ticket For Obaseki In PDP – Wike

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 16 – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he will not guarantee an automatic ticket for the embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, in his planned defection to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Wike who spoke at a media parley at the Government House, Port Harcourt, said he would be happy to receive Obaseki in PDP. Wike, however, said he would not guarantee automatic ticket for him ‘because Edo people would decide.’ He said, “Edo PDP has a role to play.

There is nothing like endorsement. But I must tell you that I am not happy the way he was disqualified by the APC; because it will affect his integrity.

In a related development, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Tony Aziegbemi, on Monday reiterated there will be no automatic ticket for Governor Godwin Obaseki.

In a telephone interview with NAN on Monday in Benin, Aziegbemi said: “I can confirm to you that the governor, his deputy and the entire APC structure in the state will be joining PDP soon.

“We have been in touch in the last few days; by tomorrow, I will be able to confirm the exact date he will be joining, along with his team.

“However, I am not yet aware that the governor has obtained our party’s membership card. I can also say that there is no automatic ticket in the offing for him at all,” he told NAN.

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