Peoples Democratic Party has again postponed its primary election in Edo State.
The primary election was initially shifted to June 23 after it was moved from its earlier scheduled dates of June 19 and 2.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced in a statement on Friday that the primary election has again been shifted to June 25.
According to the statement, “The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has granted waiver to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to contest the Edo governorship election primary.
“The action of the NWC is pursuant to Section 29(2)(b) of the PDP constitution and in exercise of the powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) under Section (50)(3)(b) of the PDP constitution.
“The NWC in exercise of the above powers has ratified the application for waiver by the ward, local government and state executives of the party in Edo state and accordingly grants waiver to His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable him contest the gubernatorial primary of the PDP.
“Also the NWC has further shifted the Edo state governorship primary from an earlier slated date of Tuesday, June 23 to a new date of Thursday, June 25, 2020. The shift is again predicated on exigencies of party activities.”
On Friday, Governor Obaseki formerly defected to the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress following his disqualification from the party’s primary in his state.
Independent National Electoral Commission has scheduled the Edo Governorship Election is slated for September 19.