The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) has granted waiver to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki to contest the Edo governorship election primary.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
He further disclosed that the gubernatorial primaries have been rescheduled from Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25.
According to the statement, 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.
“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 June 25, 2020.
“The shift is again predicated on exigencies of party activities,” Ologbondiyan stated.
Recall that Obaseki on Tuesday officially announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), days after the screening committee disqualified him from contesting in the party’s gubernatorial primaries scheduled for Monday, June 22.
He joined the PDP officially today.