Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in swift reaction to his disqualification by the All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee for Edo 2020 governorship election joins PDP.
Governor Godwin Obaseki joined Peoples Democratic Party with 18 Local government areas Chairmen and 12 State Lawmakers.
Reports has it that the Governor also obtained membership card of the leading opposition party.
It’s not clear if Obaseki will participate in Edo PDP Primaries slated for June 19, 2020.
Earlier, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to Governor Obaseki, Cruseo Osagie hinted that his principal will not appeal the illegal disqualification.
The Statement read:
We have watched the mockery of democratic process, which Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is administering and superintending over in our great party the All Progressives Congress (APC). It has been an unfortunate, disheartening and dreadful spectacle.
We had initially asserted that going by the open display and enthronement of illegality by one man in the party that comprises several organs and eminent personalities, there is no way that Governor Godwin Obaseki would get a fair assessment in the run-up to the nomination of candidates to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election.
It is unfortunate that this open show of shame, illegality and travesty of justice is the brand of democracy which Comrade Oshiomhole has reduced the APC into. The situation is quite saddening because this is a party supposedly reputed for change, equity and social justice.
We have therefore decided that it would be effort in futility to appeal whatever the unjust outcome of the evaluation and screening process of the APC will be, especially when Comrade Oshiomhole has declared that he is the Supreme Court and ultimate determiner of the fate and future of our great party.
We wish Oshiomhole well in his maladministration of the party and trust that the Almighty will help our country to find the path to true liberty, freedom and justice.
Long live Edo State. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria
*_Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy_*