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Why we shifted Edo Guber Primary again – PDP opens up

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it shifted its gubernatorial primary election in Edo state for the second time in order to allow Governor Godwin Obaseki to participate in the process.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the PDP had on Thursday announced the postponement of the exercise initially scheduled for June 19 to June 23.

But in a statement on Friday, the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the primary election has now been shifted to June 25 after the party granted Obaseki waiver to contest.

“The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has granted waiver to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to contest the Edo governorship election primary,” the statement read.

“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 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.”

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