The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has stated that Governor Godwin Obaseki won’t get VIP treatment if he decides to dump the All Progressives Congress and join them ahead of the governorship election in Edo State.
Dan Orbih, Chairman of the party in the state, said Obaseki won’t get an automatic ticket if he decides to cross over to the PDP.
Orbih stated this in a statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Chris Nehikhare.
According to him: “On the rumours concerning Governor Obaseki – one issue that keeps coming up in the build-up to next year governorship election is whether Obaseki is coming to join us? My answer is I don’t know.
“Will you receive him if he wants to join us? My answer is Yes; our party membership is open to all Nigerians who want to join.
“Are we going to give automatic ticket to him? No provision in our party constitution guarantees an automatic ticket for anyone contesting governorship ticket.
“Our governorship candidate will be chosen in compliance with the provisions of our party’s constitution.”
Obaseki has fallen out with his godfather and the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, giving rise to the rumour of the governor decamping to another party to pursue his second term ambition.