Unic Press UK: Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who was elected circa four years ago under the All Progressive Congress (APC), has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the political party he joined on 19 June when he was disqualified from contesting under the APC.
Obaseki easily emerged after two front-line aspirants, Omeregie Ogbeide-Ihama and Ken Imasuangbon withdrew from the contest.
In a statement after the governorship election primaries, the Chairman of the Governorship Primary Committee and Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said voting was conducted in line with acceptable democratic practices, including the provisions of the PDP constitution and the Electoral Act (as amended), the Voice of Nigeria wrote.
Obaseki garnered 1,952, which is approximately 96% of the total votes.
Edo State Governorship election would hold on 19 September 2020.
I express my heartfelt gratitude to our great party, the @OfficialPDPNig, the leaders, delegates, members and all Edo people for the opportunity to fly the party's flag in the forthcoming governorship election. God bless you all. pic.twitter.com/ao1rw5mt6k
— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) June 25, 2020