The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its primary election for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State in what a source said was to accommodate the embattled APC Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
However, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced this in a statement on Thursday that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP took the decision to postpone the exercise based on the exigencies of party activities.
Our source from Benin the Edo state capital says Obaseki is undecided as what to do as he is under pressure from many quarters including meeting the conditions of the Edo State PDP.
When confronted very late on Thursday night that Governor Obaseki was scheduled to have collected his Guber form before 6pm of Thursday, the source simply said, “You know that a coach does not disclose his match strategies before the match, I assure you before closing hours of tomorrow many things will be done and announcements made.
Ologbondiyan revealed that the primary election, earlier scheduled for Friday and Saturday, has now been shifted to Tuesday next week, June 23.
He urged all governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders, party faithful, and PDP supporters in Edo State to take note of the new date for the exercise.
The PDP spokesman gave an assurance that the party would conduct its activities in line with the COVID-19 guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).