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The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has officially dumped the All Progressive Congress APC to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The party confirmed the development in a statement via its official twitter handle.
Obaseki announced his decision on Friday afternoon at the state Secretariat of the party in Benin City, Edo State.
The opposition party expressed happiness at the governor’s Decision.
PDP wrote: “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”
Meanwhile, Obaseki who was accompanied by a crowd of supporters to the party’s secretariat was received by the state PDP chairman Hon Tony Aziegbemi and other party members.
Receiving the party card which was presented to him by the PDP ward 4 chairman, Gov Obaseki assured the party of cruising to victory come September this year.
According to him, ‘I believe in the party structure of the PDP from unit level to national level, I assure you as fellow party members, I will lead this party to victory.
Reacting, the state party chairman, Hon Tony Aziegbemi said the PDP being a Democratic party will continue to believe in the new leadership of the party in the state which will be led by Gov. .Obaseki