Obaseki defects to PDP


The much awaited defection of Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finally took place on Friday in Benin , following his resignation from All Progressive Congress(APC ).

Accompanied by Edo PDP chairman Dr.Tony Aziegbemi, National Vice Chairman, Southsouth of the party, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, members of the State Working Committee (SWC) and some chieftains of the party, obaseki was welcomed at Edo Secretariat , followed by a ten minute reception in Aziegbemi’s office.

However, Obaseki declined to speak with reporters at the end of the reception.

It was learnt that Philip Shaibu ,though wasn’t present with the Governor during the ceremony, would be at the secretariat in Benin for formal defection later on Friday.

The embattled Governor had on Tuesday, resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alongside his deputy , though PDP leaders are yet to approve Shuaib’s request to be Obaseki’s running mate on the platform.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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