There will be no automatic ticket for Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the party’s Chairman in the state Tony Aziegbemi, said on Monday.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee disqualified Obaseki and two others from contesting the party’s primary, scheduled for June 22.
Obaseki’s visit to two PDP governors – Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) – on Sunday has been fueling speculations that he plans to defect to the rival political party.
In a telephone interview with NAN on Monday in Benin, Aziegbemi said: “I can confirm to you that the governor, his deputy and the entire APC structure in the state will be joining PDP soon.
“We have been in touch in the last few days; by tomorrow, I will be able to confirm the exact date he will be joining, along with his team.
“However, I am not yet aware that the governor has obtained our party’s membership card. I can also say that there is no automatic ticket in the offing for him at all,” he told NAN.