How Obaseki emerged Edo PDP governorship candidate


Godwin Obaseki


By Our Reporter

After wide consultations and politicking, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Thursday emerged the governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state gubernatorial election.

He emerged the party’s candidate after his closest rival to the PDP governorship election ticket Ken Imasaugbon stepped down from the race minutes into the primary election.

His next move is to concentrate on how to slug it out with his political rival Osagie Ize-iyamu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other candidates for the September 19 governorship election.

In 2016, Ize-iyamu was PDP’s candidate while Obaseki was APC’s candidate. The latter won the election.

Weeks back, Obaseki left the APC after he was disqualified by the party’s screening committee for the primary election. He accused the party of bias in the screening process and later defected to the PDP.



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