- the Edo state Governor had in the past weeks faced key opposition to his re-election bid in the next gubernatorial polls.
- the ruling party APC decline him the opportunity of contesting the poll via their platform.
- Obaseki Joined PDP where he eventually became the party’s flag bearer unopposed.
However, Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party will face his major contender from the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
This follows the withdrawal of all the three governorship aspirants of the PDP, which paved the way for the emergence of Obaseki.
Obaseki became the lone aspirant for the race after ratification by party delegates following the withdrawal of his main rival, Kenneth Imansuagbon.
However, the sorting of votes is still ongoing as of 11pm in the PDP primary supervised by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, and his Zamfara and Oyo counterparts, Bello Matawalle and Seyi Makinde, respectively.
Earlier in the week, two other aspirants Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama and Gideon Ikhine also stepped down for Obaseki.
Imansuagbon said he stepped down because of his desire to build a strong and united PDP in the state, adding that though it was a painful decision for him and his supporters across the state and beyond, he refused to be “a spanner in the clog of the party.”