The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), once again shifted its gubernatorial primary in Edo state to Thursday, June 25.
The Party in a statement on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Olongbondiyan, said the shift in date was as a result of exigencies of Party activities. The party also granted waivers to Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shuaibu, to contest the primary.
“The NWC in the 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 a waiver to His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable him to 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 statement said.
The party will today screen Obaseki. Those earlier screened are Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama Gideon Ikhine and Kenneth Imasuagbon but is yet to release the result of the screening.