Edo 2020: Obaseki emerges PDP candidate

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The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has emerged the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the September governorship election.

He emerged unopposed on Thursday after the other two aspirants, Kenneth Imasuagbon and Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, who were challenging him for the PDP ticket, stepped down.

Imasuagbon, who had earlier vowed never to step down for any reason, withdrew from the race while delegates were moving to Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin for the primary election.

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According to report, Obaseki and Imasuagbon, had met in the early hours of Thursday in Government House, Benin behind closed doors.

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