PDP may lose another state governor to the APC as speculated by analysts while party is still struggling to understand reasons behind Dave Umahi defection.
The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi officially left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and became a member of the All Progresives Congress (APC) in an unusual move, He was one of the few governors the PDP could rely on in the 2023 general elections.
However, after much persuasion and negotiation with umahi he defected to the ruling party.
He might not be the only PDP governor to take such decision, Edo State Govenor Godwin Obaseki may follow suit in the coming days as said by a public commentator during a radio session
He said “It can be recalled that Obaseki became a member of the PDP only because of troubles he had with some party leaders in Edo State.
Godwin Obaseki was a member of the APC. He was the only APC governor in the south-south geopolitical zone. And he was popular within the party perhaps because he took on Adams Oshiomole, erstwhile national chairman of the party.
Obaseki was outright disqualified from participating in the APC primary election, hence he couldn’t pick up the ticket of the party to run for second term in office.
Obaseki was then left with no choice but to run to the PDP where he replace the party flag bearer.
He first met some notable PDP governors in the region including the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike. Having got the go ahead, Obaseki officially left the APC to joined the PDP. That means his defection from the APC to the PDP was far beyond what he could personally control.
Why Obaseki may return to APC
Godwin Obaseki didn’t have issues with the entire APC.
The problem is that he couldn’t agree with some party leaders who play the tunes in the internal affairs of the party..
Obaseki’s political orientation is the APC. He only used the PDP to actualise his second term bid which he has got. Apart from that, Obaseki is a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and John Odige-Oyegun.