Obaseki Secures PDP Ticket, To Face Ize-Iyamu In Election

Mr Obaseki’s main challenger for the September 17 governorship election is Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC.

Godwin Obaseki/Photo Credit: Screengrabs

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2020 governorship election.

A total of 1,952 delegates on Thursday elected Governor Godwin Obaseki as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the governorship election in Edo State.

A total of 2,234 delegates from the 192 wards and 18 local government areas of the state were billed to participate in the election.

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Three aspirants had backed out of the contest and endorsed him. Announcing the result of the shadow election, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi and chairman of the Edo primary election committee, declared Obaseki winner of the contest, saying he polled 90 percent of the available votes.

Reacting to his victory, Mr Obaseki expressed his appreciation to the delegates, people of Edo State and the PDP.

“I express my heartfelt gratitude to our great party, the @OfficialPDPNig, the leaders, delegates, members and all Edo people for the opportunity to fly the party’s flag in the forthcoming governorship election. God bless you all,” he said in a tweet.

Mr Obaseki joined the PDP last week after he was disqualified by his former party, APC, from seeking re-election allegedly for submitting questionable certificates.

The Edo governor later announced his resignation from the APC.

However, the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whom Mr Obaseki blames for his travails, has now been sacked from office, following the decision of the APC NEC on Thursday.

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Mr Obaseki’s main challenger for the September 17 governorship election is Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC.

Both candidates are not new to each other and have only switched parties. In 2016, Mr Ize-Iyamu was the PDP candidate who lost to the then-candidate Obaseki of the APC.

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Hon Yusuf Hassan
Hon Yusuf Hassan
3 years ago

Pastor iyamu go back to church and serve God

Ibrahim Sale
Ibrahim Sale
3 years ago

PDP power to the people

Kingsley Odoemelam
Kingsley Odoemelam
3 years ago

The peoples Governor, u are there already