The Peoples Democratic Party is said to be luring a former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Dr Nicholas Felix with the governorship ticket in Edo State in 2024.
This is coming as the APC youngest aspirant raised the alarm that the party’s standard-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has shut him out of his campaign ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Recall that Felix during the APC presidential primary election stepped down for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Following this, the aspirant claimed that Tinubu had sidelined him due to his decision to back Osinbajo during the primary election.
But the Director of Media and Communications, Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga, said Tinubu has made spirited effort to reach every aspirant that participated at the APC convention in Eagle Square.
Meanwhile, Felix who said some APC supporters have been criticizing him over his comment, explained that PDP has also contacted him with an offer.
When asked if the rumour making the round that he is planning to dump the ruling party for the PDP ahead of the governorship election in 2024, the politician confessed that he received an ‘offer’ from some party chieftains, who urged him to consider the idea of replacing incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki when he leaves office in two years.
“But it is not something I am considering for now. I will definitely remain in APC,” he said.
When contacted for reaction, Spokesman for the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, stated that the development has not been brought to his notice.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, also expressed reservations about the report.
He said, “I don’t respond to rumours. Let the man who plans to defect confirm or debunk it.”