Edo 2020: 35 Political Parties Adopts Obaseki As Sole Candidate
As Edo Governorship election slated to hold on September 2020 draws closer by the day, intrigues have continued to heighten as no fewer than 35 registered and de-registered political parties have merged with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The political parties pleged support to the PDP candidate and governor of the state Godwin Obaseki for his second term in office.
Chairman of the Social Democratic Party,(SDP), Collins Oreruan, speaking on behalf of the group on Friday, said that the decision was made to ensure the governor gets his second term bid.
He urged the PDP to include their party in the main campaign organisation for the governorship polls.
Governor Obaseki on June 19, 2020, dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP a week after he was screened out and declared unfit to participate in the APC primary election.
The governor, following his defection into the PDP, picked up his membership card at the party’s secretariat in Benin City, the state capital.
He later emerged as the party’s flagbearer after other aspirants running against him stepped down.