Ahead of the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo state, embattled Governor Godwin Obaseki is set to run on the platform of the party following his disqualification from the race by the screening committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Friday.
Obaseki who has since met with PDP chieftains including Governors Udom Emmanuel and Nyesom Wike of Akwa Ibom and Rivers states respectively has made up his mind to defect to the PDP this week, Vanguard gathered on Monday.
Although defection of a sitting governor is considered a big harvest by the receiving party in this part, Obaseki would settle for terms put in place by the PDP in a bid to push for the renewal of his tenancy of Osadebe Avenue, the Edo state Government House.
Until Obaseki’s ordeal hit a new height last Friday, the PDP had settled for Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a member of the House of Representatives and Chairman, Committee on Culture and Tourism as their preferred flag bearer. However, it appears the lawmaker from Oredo Local Government would have to settle for another election cycle, if rece