Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has joined the Peoples Democratic Party. The governor made the announcement on Friday at the Party’s Secretariat in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Also, the PDP announced the defection on its verified Twitter handle, saying, “The Governor of Edo State, H. E. Governor Obaseki has defected to our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig. The declaration was made this afternoon at the state Secretariat of our party in Benin city, Edo State. Power to the people.”
In the video that accompanied the tweet, Obaseki made his declaration to all Nigerians “within the state and across the country, to become a member of PDP.”
The National Working Committee of the Party had considered waivers for the governor while it postponed its primary election scheduled for June 19 and June 20.