I regret not joining PDP before now – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has stated he regretted not joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lengthy before he did.

Ruing his about 13- 12 months sojourn within the All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor stated he had come to realis the PDP stood for the values he a lot cherished and lived for.

Obaseki spoke on Saturday on the Abuja secretariat of the PDP being offered with certificates of return because the celebration’s flag bearer for the September 19 Edo governorship election.


The governor, who spoke for himself and his deputy, Philip Shuiabu, stated not like the APC that pushed them out within the rain and storm at their hours of tribulation, the PDP cared a lot for its members.

Obaseki stated: “It was solely after we entered the home (PDP) that we realised that this was the home we must always have been within the first occasion.

“Because we now noticed that the values in the home are the values we cherish and the values we lived for; values of justice, values of legislation and order, values of take care of our folks, placing the folks first.

“These are the values we’ve all the time been in pursuit of, which we discovered on this new home wherein we’ve been graciously accommodated.

“My deputy and I are very grateful to this nice celebration. Like I stated, you’ll by no means know what God has destined for you. In our hours of tribulation, after we had been pushed out within the rains and storm from our political celebration, you got here out with that massive umbrella to provide us cowl and shelter”.


“I should thank members of the National Working Committee for the standard of governance, the standard of response that I have witnessed. That has enabled us obtain a lot in lower than one week due to the responsiveness of the National Organising Secretary.

“They adopted up on each subject and each doc. When points got here up, the National Legal Adviser was there to reply to all our inquiries. The National Publicity Secretary checked on us day-after-day”.

The Governor instructed the PDP leaders the folks of Edo state had assured him that they might all the time observe him to whichever political he selected to belong.

According to him, his choice to hitch the PDP was a product of broad consultations with Edo folks and warranted the celebration leaders of huge votes and victory for the PDP within the September election.

Thanking the celebration leaders for permitting him to run together with his deputy, Obaseki pledged to uphold the beliefs of the PDP always and to undergo the directives of the management.


“I wish to decide to you that we will promote the beliefs of this nice celebration and you’ll all the time rely on us. Whenever the National Working Committee calls on us, we can be there.

“We don’t have any selection as a result of from what I have seen from my brother governors on this celebration, what they’ve performed and what they did for us within the celebration, revived my political profession, I have by no means seen that degree of dedication”, he stated.

While presenting the governor with the certificates of return, the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, assured Obaseki of inclusiveness, fairness, justice and equity always.

According to him Obaseki’s emergence because the celebration’s flag bearer adopted due course of, stressing that the PDP had learnt sufficient classes from its previous errors to not embrace impunity.

“We have learnt from our errors and we’ve reformed so we’ve include open arms to embrace everyone. We are not a sectional celebration, we are going to not be there and a few components of the nation can be crying. Nigeria belongs to all us.

“Today, we’ve taken an vital step to make sure that Edo folks consider in us. They consider in us and they’ll vote for PDP. So from Edo, we are going to transfer to Ondo and steadily to all components of the nation.


“Everybody believed that for the governor to hitch the PDP was a miracle and we’re going to have a miracle governor who will win elections for us as a result of you may see clearly the hand of God on this governor and his deputy”, Secondus stated.

Addressing Governor Obaseki, the PDP chairman stated, “Your Excellency, in PDP we’re guided by the rule of legislation, we’re guided by our guidelines and we’re guided by the folks’s curiosity.

“We are pushed by the truth that we should present the perfect governance for our folks. Since you got here in, you may see that we’re guided by course of.

“In PDP, the establishment right here has a system that’s clear, free and honest for all to see and you’ve got witnessed it since the previous couple of weeks. God has been our information right here, we’re a folks, a celebration that worry God and we put the curiosity of our folks first not our private pursuits”.


While submitting his report, the chairman of the electoral panel that performed the Edo primaries, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, stated from what he witnessed in Edo, the state can be gained by the PDP.

He stated: “Edo is prepared for seize. To be gained by this essential celebration, the PDP. I am very certain and confidently that Edo goes to fall in line inside the realm of fine governance of the PDP”.

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