See why Obaseki Automatic ticket got declined by ADP


The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said it is ready to accept the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, “with open arms” if he decides to defect to the party.

ADP’s National Publicity Secretary, Adelaja Adeoye, stated this in an interview with NAN in Lagos.

Adeoye was reacting to Obaseki’s disqualification by the Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which means the governor will not be part of the party’s primaries on June 22.


He, however, made it clear that Obaseki will not be handed an automatic ticket but will slug it out with other aspirants.

“We will expect the governor to follow laid-down rules and abide by the principles of the party should he decide to join us to seek our ticket.

“We will also expect him to slug it out with governorship aspirants in the party to get the ticket. He will definitely enjoy some privileges as a sitting governor. We will accord him all the respect,” Adeoye said.

ADP is yet to conduct its governorship primaries, which means the window of opportunity was there for Obaseki to join and seek the party’s ticket.



    1. With what has transpired between Oshiomole and Gov. Obaseki, Oshiomole has shot his own foot. First of all, Oshiomole should apologise to the Edo State people for deceiving them by fronting Obaseki in the election that produced him as Gov. If the PDP front Obaseki as their governorship candidate I believe he’ll have 97.5% chance of winning the election which will mean the death knell of APC in Edo state because originally, Edo State is a PDP state.

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