The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has laid the door open for the embattled Governor Godwin Obaseki to join the party ahead of the Edo 2020 Elections.
This is coming just few days the Adams Oshiomhole Faction of the All Progressive Congress agreed on Pastor Ize-Iyamu as their consensus candidate.
The PDP Chairman in Edo state while appearing on Channels Televison, Tony Aziegbemi said that the party’s door was open for the embattled incumbent governor to join.
Tony Aziegbemi also insisted that there will be no automatic ticket for Governor Godwin Obaseki if he finally joins the party ahead of forthcoming governorship election.
“But will he get an automatic ticket? The answer is an emphatic no. He has to go through the processes.”
He insisted that even if National Working Committee, NWC, of the PDP considers given Obaseki a waiver, he “will still get to get to the delegates to explain to them why he should be given the ticket and all that. So it’s a process and that process is open to all Nigerians,” he said.
“So our doors are not closed at all. We feel that Governor Obaseki is being humiliated, maltreated and being given the wrong stick by his party.”
Asked about the party’s earlier claim that the Governor has not done enough for the State since elected 4 years ago, he said, “Will we give him automatic ticket? I say no. Can he join the party and I said yes. Can he be given a waiver? I said yes. Can he contest in the primary? I said yes of course. That’s what I’m saying.”