Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has emerged the winner of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primaries in the state.
Obaseki emerged the party’s governorship candidate on Thursday after his closest rival to the PDP election ticket Ken Imasaugbon stepped down from the race minutes into the exercise.
With Obaseki’s emergence as PDP’s candidate, the governor faces his political rival Osagie Ize-iyamu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other candidates for the September 19 governorship election.
In 2016, Ize-iyamu was PDP’s candidate while Obaseki with the backing of his erstwhile political godfather Adams Oshiomhole contested under APC and won the election.
In June 2020, Obaseki left the APC after he was disqualified by the party’s screening committee for the primary election. Obaseki accused the party of bias in the screening process and defected to the PDP days after.
Ize-iyamu on the other hand emerged the APC governorship candidate after the party’s primary election.
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