[Edo 2020] PDP Says No Automatic Ticket For Obaseki

The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, Tony Aziegbemi, says there will be no automatic ticket for Governor Godwin Obaseki in the party.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee had, on Friday, disqualified Mr Obaseki and two others from contesting the party’s primary, scheduled for June 22.

NAN also reports that Mr Obaseki has reportedly been making plans to dump APC for the opposition PDP, ahead of the party’s primaries.

In a telephone interview with NAN on Monday in Benin, Mr 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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