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Obaseki Formally Joins PDP, Gets Waiver to Contest in Party’s Primary Election

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…As Shifts Edo Primary to Thursday June 25

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) has granted waiver to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to contest the Edo governorship election primary after he defected to the party.

Gov Obaseki meeting PDP NWC in Abuja
Gov Obaseki meeting PDP NWC in Abuja

The action of the NWC is pursuant to Section 29(2)(b) of the PDP constitution and in exercise of the powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) under Section (50)(3)(b) of the PDP constitution.

Governor Godwin Obaseki obtain PDP expression of interest and nomination formThe NWC in exercise of the above powers has ratified the application for waiver by the ward, local government and state executives of the party in Edo state and accordingly grants waiver to His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable him contest the gubernatorial primary of the PDP.

Also the NWC has further shifted the Edo state governorship primary from an earlier slated date of Tuesday, June 23 to a new date of Thursday June 25, 2020.

The shift is again predicated on exigencies of party activities.


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