The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly grant waiver to Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, to take part in the party’s activities, Eye9ja understand.
The disclosure was made by the national chairman of the party, identified as Mr Uche Secondus, on its official Facebook account.
Mr Uche Secondus, statement reads in part; “The PDP NWC in exercising the power of NEC in accordance with the PDP constitution met and approved the waiver as requested by the ward executive for His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to participate in all activities of the PDP including voting and be voted for in any intra party elections,”.
Eye9ja obtained that the confirmation of the development was also made public by the party’s spokesperson, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, which was contained in a statement on Friday 18th of June. Kola also added by saying that the party has postponed its primaries from June 23 to 25.
Obaseki, was disqualified according reports by his former party, All Progressives Congress, from seeking re-election allegedly for submitting questionable certificates.
The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki later announced his resignation from the APC.
Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, noted; “The action of the NWC is pursuant to Section 29(2)(b) of the PDP constitution and in exercise of the powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) under Section (50)(3)(b) of the PDP constitution,” he said.
“The NWC in exercise of the above powers has ratified the application for waiver by the ward, local government and state executives of the party in Edo state and accordingly grants waiver to His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable him contest the gubernatorial primary of the PDP.”
“Also the NWC has further shifted the Edo state governorship primary from an earlier slated date of Tuesday, June 23 to a new date of Thursday 25th of June, 2020.”