Following the disqualification of the embattled Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, by the All Progressives Congress, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has said members of the party would determine its candidate in the forthcoming election.
Secondus told reporters that the PDP was ready to accommodate anyone who showed interest to be part of it, adding that the party was not going to deny the governor membership if he decided to join it.
He said, “He is a sitting governor who ought not to be treated that way. If he contested four years ago and was allowed to fly the flag of the party, what has changed between then and now?
“For now, we are not against anyone who wants to join us. Our doors are open and if he decides to join us as an individual, we will welcome him. That’s the only thing I can say for now.”
Asked if the governor could be considered to be the party’s governorship candidate, Secondus said he was not competent to speak on such an issue, but stressed he was confident the party would win the governorship election.