Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, Governor of Edo State yesterday, June 25, 2020 emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He was the sole aspirant and having been adopted by three other aspirants who were also in the race for the party’s ticket.
The voting process was a mere formality to ratify the choice of Obaseki and to satisfy the requirements of PDP constitution.
All three aspirants; Mr. Omeregie Ogbeide-Ihama, Engr. Gideon Ikhine and Mr. Ken Imasuangbon all stepped down from the contest at various stages, a situation that paved straight path for the incumbent Governor.
Engr. Ikhine, was the first to embrace Obaseki earlier on Monday 22, 2020 when he stepped down for the governor at ceremony in his campaign office.
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who was the Chairman of the Governorship Primary Committee, had explained before voting commenced, that the exercise will follow due process in “line with the party’s constitution, the Electoral Act as well as acceptable democratic practices.”
Announcing the result, Mohammed said that that Obaseki polled 1,952 while 72 votes were declared invalid from the 2,020 total vote cast. A total delegates were 3,234.
NAN reports that the result was declared by the chairman of the committee after it was confirmed by Independent National Electoral Commission officials as well as security agencies.6