PDP postpones Edo guber primary as Obaseki reportedly joins party, picks form

The Peoples Democratic Party has postponed its primary election in Edo State as the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki allegedly joins the party from the All Progressives Congress.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd learnt that the primary elections, which was earlier slated for June 19 and 20, has been postponed until June 23.Obaseki is expected to obtain nomination form today (June 19th).

“We have postponed our primary in Edo, till June the 23rd”, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, was quoted to have said.Obaseki, on Wednesday, met with the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, Aminu Tambuwal and the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus.

The meeting was held at the Abuja residence of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, in Asokoro, where two PDP leaders and some others in attendance gave the Edo State governor assurances of their support.

A source privy to the meeting said, “The meeting held after a virtual meeting with PDP governors in their various locations. That is the much I can say.”

It was gathered that the issues discussed included the fate of Obaseki’s deputy and others who would join the PDP with him.The meeting came barely one week to the Edo State PDP primaries scheduled for June 23 June 24.

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