Embattled Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He joined the opposition party at its State Secretariat in Benin.
The party confined the development in a tweet on his official handle.
It stated: Obaseki had been disqualified from seeking reelection by the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) on the grounds that he possesses “defective qualifications.”
I have officially joined the @OfficialPDPNig 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.
— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) June 19, 2020
He was received by the leadership of the party led by the state Chairman of the PDP, Hon Tony Aziegbemi.
He just arrived the state Secretariat of the PDP along 1st East Circular Road with many of his followers and appointees.
Breaking News! The governor of Edo State, H. E. @GovernorObaseki 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. #EdoIsPDP. @officialKolaO pic.twitter.com/GV36MSYrGx
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) June 19, 2020