Governor Godwin Obaseki, the sitting Edo State governor has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) unopposed candidate for Edo 2020 governorship election.
Obaseki emerged the PDP governorship candidate for Edo 2020 after his only rival in the PDP primary election, Ken Imasuagbon, stepped down for the Edo Governor to return unopposed.
It was learned that Imasuagbon, who had previously vowed not to step down for Obaseki prior to the primary election, stepped down few minutes to the commencement of the party Governorship Primaries for the governorship election slated for September.
However, voting still commenced for the affirmation of Obaseki’s candidacy despite Imasuagbon’s decision to step down from the contest where 2,229 delegates will choose the PDP gubernatorial flagbearer
Governor Obaseki who recently dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP after he was disqualified by the APC Screening Committee emerge the unopposed candidate of the Edo PDP for the governorship election.
Governor Godwin Obaseki took to his twitter handle to express his heartfelt gratitude to the party @OfficialPDPNig, the leaders, delegates, members and all Edo people for the opportunity