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Official: Godwin Obaseki defect to PDP, seek re-election as Edo Governor

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Official: Godwin Obaseki defect to PDP, seek re-election as Edo Governor

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State announces his defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the November, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State.

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Godwin Obaseki was in PDP secretariat in Benin City, Edo State to pick his membership form today.

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“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” says Obaseki.

“Breaking News! The governor of Edo State, H. E. @GovernorObaseki has defected to our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig. The declaration was made this afternoon at the state Secretariat of our party in Benin city, Edo State. Power to the people” according to a statement on the party Twitter handle.

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Obaseki resigned his membership from APC last week after he was disqualified from recontesting for the governorship election ahead of the November poll.

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The speculation of his defection to the ruling party was spreading last week and he finally defected.

Obaseki defection from APC is not unconnected with the in-house fight between him and Oshiomole.

Oshiomole and Obaseki draw the battleline after the former refused to support his re-election bid.

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Adams Oshiomole, who was recently suspended from the APC as the national chairman is backing Osagie Ize-Iyamu as APC candidate.

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Adams Oshiomole support for Ize-Iyamu is tearing APC apart in Edo State.

Ize-Iyamu defected from PDP where he contested in 2016 for Edo Governorship seat to APC.

If Ize-Iyamu get the APC ticket and Obaseki is given the PDP ticket, both politicians will square off again.

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