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Edo 2020: 35 political parties merge with PDP to support Obaseki

In show of solidarity ahead of the Edo State election slated for September, 2020, no fewer than 35 political parties have merged with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to support its governorship candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, in the election.

The political parties are given their support to Obaseki in his bid to win second term in office.

Speaking on behalf of the group on Friday, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party,(SDP), Collins Oreruan, 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.

It would he recalled that, Obaseki had on June 19, 2020, dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (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.

While addressing party officials, the governor said he automatically becomes the PDP leader in the state following his defection and reiterated his commitment to providing what he described as quality leadership.

While thanking party faithful, he noted that “the energy I see in this party is the kind of energy I require to take Edo to the level we should go to next.”

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