Atiku Abubakar, has asked Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his reelection bid.
Recall that Obaseki has issues with Adams Oshiomole which also saw him removed as a contender in the APC party for governorship.
Factboyz.com understands that Atiku contacted Obaseki on Friday after he was disqualified from participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state.
Atiku, who was the PDP candidate in the last presidential election, is also said to be making way for “soft landing” for Obaseki should he defect to the party which is the main opposition in Edo.
It is to be noted that the PDP constitution requires any member of the party seeking elective position under its platform to at least be registered for 18 months, it gives room for a waiver.
A source close to Atiku told TheCable that the former presidential candidate discussed Obaseki’s likely defection with some governors in the PDP.
Atiku has also spoken to some of the PDP governors and urged them to give him a soft landing and access to the party.”
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