Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has welcomed his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a post on his Twitter handle, Governor Wike expressed happiness at Obaseki’s defection.
— Gov N E Wike Information. (@GovWike) June 19, 2020
Naija News had earlier reported that Governor Obaseki had officially joined the PDP to contest the Edo Governorship election.
Obaseki was received by the leadership of the party led by the state Chairman of the PDP, Hon Tony Aziegbemi ahead of Edo 2020 election slated for September.
The Governor arrived Edo PDP Secretariat along 1st East Circular Road with many of his followers and appointees.
The PDP confirmed the defection in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, saying: “The governor of Edo State, H. E. Governor Godwin Obaseki has defected to our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The declaration was made this afternoon at the state Secretariat of our party in Benin city, Edo State. Power to the people.”