Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, have expressed excitement over the defection of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News learned that the PDP governors expressed happiness over Obaseki’s defection on the ground that the move increased the number of states controlled by the PDP from 15 to 16.
Also, PDP governors particularly those from the South-South, are said to be excited that with Obaseki’s entry into the main opposition party, the PDP is now in control of the entire six states in that geopolitical zone.
The PDP governors in a statement on Friday by the Director-General of the PDP Governors Forum, Cyril Maduabum, described Obaseki’s entry into PDP as a homecoming to a democratic platform.
The Forum added that the main opposition party accommodates all Nigerians desirous of good governance, accountability and deepening of democratic tenets.
Welcoming Obaseki to the party, the PDP governors said, “We welcome you to the PDP Governors’ Forum under the leadership of His Excellency, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and all other PDP Governors in the Forum.
“Your entry into the PDP family is a homecoming to a democratic platform that accommodates all Nigerians desirous of good governance, accountability and deepening
of democratic tenets.
“The PDP Governors welcome you to use the PDP as a vehicle to enthrone rapid economic, social and infrastructural development of Edo State.
“As you subject yourself to the forthcoming primaries of the party, we wish you success and God’s blessings and guidance.
“The Forum extends the solidarity and support of your colleagues to you and all of your teeming followers into the party and assures you all of accommodation and level