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Nigeria: Gov. Obaseki Joins Major Opposition Party, PDP

Ahead of its primary election scheduled to hold on Thursday, June 25, the PDP on Saturday screened Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, a new entrant vying for the party’s ticket to contest the September 19 governorship poll.

Mr Obaseki was screened at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

Speaking with reporters shortly after he was screened by the Kingsley Chinda-led screening committee, Mr Obaseki commended the party for the exercise, and expressed optimism that he would secure the PDP ticket.

“The screening exercise was fair and professional; I saw objectivity in it,” he said.

Mr Obaseki said he was not a divisive candidate, adding that he was “speaking with all the aspirants”.

“My hope and purpose for the PDP is to have a united and very strong party.

“Party primary should not be divisive because we, as a party, are focused on the same objective, but because we are individuals, our approaches may be different.

“So, party primary, in my view, should not be acrimonious and destructive. There are common grounds, common interests and I am very hopeful that I will get it even as there are quite a number of delegates for the exercise,” he said.

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