Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki is set to join the Peoples Democratic Party.
Edo State Chairman of the PDP, Tony Aziegbemi, confirmed this on Monday saying: “I can confirm to you that the governor, his deputy, and the entire APC structure in the state will be joining the PDP soon.”
He however said Obaseki would not be given an automatic ticket to fly the party’s flag, as other aspirants had shown interest in the same position.
“There is nothing like an automatic ticket for anybody; it is like that in any democratic environment, and there is a process as laid down by the constitution of the party and that we will follow.
“But I can confirm to you that the governor, his deputy, and the entire APC structure in the state will be joining the PDP soon. We have been in touch in the last few days; by tomorrow (today), I will be able to confirm the exact date he will be joining with his team.”
Obaseki was disqualified from contesting the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress slated for June 22nd.
The PDP has fixed its governorship primary for June 19th and 20th.