We’ll admit Obaseki- PDP declares

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party will willingly admit the embattled Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, into its fold if the governor decides to join the main opposition party.


The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this on Friday.


Asked if the PDP was ready to admit the governor into its fold, Ologbondiyan said: “Yes, we will accept him, of course.”


The party spokesman however, said Governor Obaseki had yet to approach the PDP for membership .

Asked if the PDP would offer its Edo State governorship ticket to Obaseki if he joined the party, Ologbondiyan said the governor won’t get automatic ticket if he joined.


“Joining a party is different from contesting election. These are two separate things. People join political parties from their wards. We are in touch with our Edo State chapter and they have not told us that the governor had joined our party,” Ologbondiyan said.


TheNewsGuru reports that three aspirants seeking the PDP ticket for the Edo election had already been screened, signaling the close of nominations.


Governor Obaseki was yesterday disqualified from seeking re-election on the platform of the APC as he was screened out by the party’s screening committee.


The governor has said that he would not contest the decision.



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