The Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki as finally official joined the People Democratic Party (PDP), there have been speculations of the Governor jump shipping from the ruling APC after his disqualification which was followed by his meeting with some PDP big wings
Few hours after he joined the party, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) granted a waiver to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki to contest the Edo governorship election primary.
A statement signed by the publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the action of the NWC is pursuant to Section 29(2)(b) of the PDP constitution and in exercise of the powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) under Section (50)(3)(b) of the PDP constitution.
”The NWC in exercise of the above powers has ratified the application for waiver by the ward, local government and state executives of the party in Edo state and accordingly grants waiver to His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable him contest the gubernatorial primary of the PDP.
Also the NWC has further shifted the Edo state governorship primary from an earlier slated date of Tuesday, June 23 to a new date of Thursday June 25, 2020.