Governor Godwin Obaseki emerges Edo state PDP governorship candidate

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the September 19 governorship election in the state.   Obaseki emerged the party’s candidate during the primary held at the Samuel Ogbemudia International Stadium Benin City today June 25.   His emergence came after his closest rivals in the race, Ken Imasaugbon, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, stepped down from the race minutes into the primary election.   With Obaseki’s emergence as PDP’s candidate, the governor will

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Court strikes out suit seeking to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in Edo PDP governorship primary

Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has struck out a suit seeking to bar Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Thursday, June 25.   The judge struck out the suit following a successful out of court settlement by all the parties.   One of the aspirants for the governorship ticket of the party, Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama, had approached the court to seek an order to

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Court restrains PDP And INEC from preventing Governor Godwin Obaseki, other aspirants from participating in Edo governorship primary

A High Court of Justice in Ekpoma, Edo state has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from removing, excluding, preventing or purporting to exclude Governor Godwin Obaseki and any of the cleared aspirants from participating in the PDP governorship primary slated for Thursday, June 25.   The court ordered that the PDP and INEC must not exempt any of the aspirants who have been cleared by the party.   Earlier in the day, one of

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I have not moved to a new platform yet- Governor Godwin Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has dismissed claims he has moved to a new political party.   The governor formally resigned his membership from APC yesterday June 16, and this ignited rumors that he has defected to the PDP where he will be running for a re-election.   However in a tweet posted today, June 17 the governor said he is yet to move to a new platform. ”I have not moved to a new platform yet to seek

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”I wish Oshiomole well” Godwin Obaseki reacts to APC’s decision to disqualify him from Edo governorship race

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to the decision of the APC to disqualify him from participating in the party’s governorship primaries slated for June 22, 2020.   The chairman of the screening committee, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, today announced that Obaseki and two others did not meet the requirement set by the APC to participate in the primaries.   Reacting to the development, Obaseki in a statement released by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, said he had initially mentioned that going by the manner in which

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APC screening committee disqualifies Godwin Obaseki

The Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting in the party’s governorship primary election scheduled for June 22, 2020.   Obaseki and five other aspirants were screened by the committee earlier this week to validate their credentials and grant them clearance to vie for the party’s ticket to contest in the September 19 governorship election.   However, when the seven-member committee led by Professor Jonathan Ayuba presented its report to

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