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Edo State Governor Goodwin Obaseki Formally Joins PDP After The Recent Fallout With APC

What seems to be a rumor is finally confirmed as the number one citizen of Edo State joins the train of Peoples Democratic Party.


This declaration was made on Friday, 19 June, 2020, at the State House Secretariat in Benin City as announced by PDP.

"Breaking News! The governor of Edo State, H. E. Godwin Obaseki, has defected to our great Party, the PDP. Power to the people" declared the party. 


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Recall that Governor Godwin Obaseki had a fall out the former party, All Progressive Congress in the recent time. Obaseki who was accused of presenting fake and incomplete result, got the shock of his career when he was disqualified from contesting the primary election under the auspices of his former party.

He was also accused of having fall outs with the Edo State APC officials and other top members of the Party.

In recent days, Obaseki has been frequently seen around the likes of the Rivers State Governor Nyesome Wike,, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, which has generated several reactions across the country indicating his readiness to move to the next boat.

According to the statement made by the Governor, "I have officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party to advance my ambition to seek re-election as Governor of Edo State.

I, as always, remain committed to engendering good governance and sustainable development of our dear state" he said.


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In his powerful quote of forward ever backward never, was written on a banner which represents his Political prowess to emerge victorious in the forthcoming election.




Meanwhile the former Vice President of Nigeria and the Presidential flag bearer of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the Governor on his recent move to the party. Stating that his move to the party will boost governance with a party like theirs.


"Congratulations on joining our party, the truly peoples party. I am confident that the people of Edo State will be the better for it. You are indeed coming aboard a re positioned PDP that promotes good governance for the benefit of Nigerians. -AA" Atiku hinted.


Governor Obaseki also revealed that he met with the President in a closed door meeting, the outcome which was believed to be negative as pointed out by analysts.

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