The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Philip Shaibu waiver to contest for the governorship primary on June 23 on its platform.
The waiver came few hours after Obaseki joined the PDP in Benin.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced the waiver on his tweeter handle; “@OfficialPDPNi
grants waiver for @GovernorObaseki to enable him contest the gubernatorial primary of our great party.
“Party has also approved waiver for his deputy, Philip Shuaibu”.
Godwin Obaseki openly displayed his membership card and said: “I automatically become the leader of this party. I want to assure all of you (that) I am prepared to provide leadership.
“I am prepared to provide leadership that will lead this party to victory. I am prepared to provide leadership that will not only put PDP into office in Edo State but as a ruling party in Edo State, we will make sure that the level of progress, growth and participation in the political system and our people is unrivalled in this country.
“I am very happy to be here. With the reception I have received since I drove in here has been ecstatic. The energy I see in this party is the kind of energy I require to take Edo to the level we should go to next.”