The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in a phone chat with our correspondent on the phone on Friday.
The social gathering spokesman nevertheless, stated Governor Obaseki had but to strategy the PDP for membership as of the time he spoke with our correspondent at 6.57 pm.
Asked if the PDP would provide its Edo State governorship ticket to Obaseki if he joined the social gathering, Ologbondiyan stated the governor gained’t get automated ticket if he joined.
“Joining a celebration is completely different from contesting election. These are two separate issues. People be a part of political events from their wards. We are in contact with our Edo State chapter and so they haven’t informed us that the governor had joined our social gathering,” Ologbondiyan stated.
Three aspirants searching for the PDP ticket for the Edo election had already been screened, signaling the shut of nominations.
Reports making the rounds on Friday indicated that the PDP had envisaged Obaseki’s eventual defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that the opposition social gathering had ready forward for him.
A celebration supply hinted that the eventual winner of the PDP ticket is likely to be persuaded to withdraw from the race for Obaseki on agreed phrases.
The management of the PDP has all the time maintained that it could not hesitate to grant waivers to new entrants to contest elections, even on the day they joined the social gathering.
Governor Obaseki was yesterday disqualified from searching for re-election on the platform of the APC as he was screened out by the social gathering’s screening committee.
The governor has stated that he wouldn’t contest the choice.