Following his disqualification by the screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from contesting the upcoming Edo governorship election, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, seems to be making moves into another political party, as he visits Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Although the reason for the visit was not made known, it is clear that the Edo State Governor is looking to pitch his tent with the PDP, following his disqualification by APC screening committee.
The two governors held a closed-door meeting at the Government House.
The APC had approved its screening and appeal committees’ reports which disqualified Obaseki and two others from participating in the June 22 governorship primaries in Edo.
The party’s National Working Committee (NWC), led by its National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, announced Obaseki’s disqualification on June 13 at a news conference in Abuja
Oshiomhole said the NWC, which reviewed the two reports, noted with satisfaction that members of the committees were unanimous in their decisions.
The appeal panel, headed by Prof. Abubakar Fari also upheld the outcome of the screening committee, while presenting the report to Oshiomhole at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
Political observers in Port Harcourt said that Obaseki’s visit to Wike might not be unconnected with his disqualification by the APC from participating in the party’s governorship primaries and that he might be seeking to join the PDP to contest the governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has slated Sept. 19 for the governorship poll in Edo.