Tag "Godwin Obaseki"

    I did not endorse Obaseki, says Dangote

I did not endorse Obaseki, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has denied endorsing Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, for a second term. Speaking through Anthony Chiejina, his spokesman, Dangote described the reports that he endorsed the governor as an attempt to tarnish his image. He said as a business leader, his focus is on development, job creation and philanthropy, not politics. "This is the first time that [...]

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    NYSC issues new certificate to Obaseki

NYSC issues new certificate to Obaseki

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has issued a new certificate to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. The governor partook in the scheme in 1980 but there was an error on the certificate issued to him. An alphabet was missing in his surname which read Obasek instead of Obaseki. The All Progressives Congress (APC) panel which screened aspirants for the Edo 2020 [...]

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    Wike: I’m happy APC is in crisis — I hope they continue to make mistakes

Wike: I’m happy APC is in crisis — I hope they continue to make mistakes

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is happy that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in crisis. Wike told Arise Television in an interview that he is happy with the circumstances that brought Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said he cannot pray for the APC not to make mistakes, and that the ruling [...]

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    Obaseki: I was tempted to quit reelection bid

Obaseki: I was tempted to quit reelection bid

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says he was tempted to quit his reelection bid. Speaking after emerging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the upcoming Edo governorship election, Obaseki said he continued with the support of his family and some governors. Obaseki was granted a waiver to contest under the PDP after defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC). His reelection [...]

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    Obaseki: I was dragged into political battles but people stood by me

Obaseki: I was dragged into political battles but people stood by me

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says the people stood by him when he was forced into "epic political battles". Expressing gratitude to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his emergence as the party's flagbearer in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, Obaseki said this couldn't have been possible without the support of the people. Obaseki, with a total of 1,952 votes, had emerged winner [...]

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    Obaseki to emerge PDP candidate for Edo guber as only opponent steps down

Obaseki to emerge PDP candidate for Edo guber as only opponent steps down

Kenneth Imasuagbon, an aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary poll for the Edo state governorship election, has withdrawn from the race. Imasuagbon announced he was stepping down on Thursday just as the primary election was about to commence in Benin, the state capital. He was the only opponent of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, who is believed to have [...]

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    Edo guber primary will air live on TV, says PDP

Edo guber primary will air live on TV, says PDP

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be aired on live television on Thursday. The exercise will be broadcast on Africa Independent Television (AIT), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Channels Television among others. The poll will take place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin city and PDP will be picking its candidate through an indirect primary mode. Godwin Obaseki, [...]

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    How a PH court barred Obaseki from PDP primary — and confusion ensued

How a PH court barred Obaseki from PDP primary — and confusion ensued

On Tuesday, confusion ensued over two rulings of the federal high court, Port Harcourt, on the participation of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, in the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). After he defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the PDP granted a waiver to Obaseki to contest in its primary election. The governor defected to the PDP after the [...]

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    ‘Some PDP NWC members are tax collectors’ — Wike pulls out of reconciliation efforts in Edo

‘Some PDP NWC members are tax collectors’ — Wike pulls out of reconciliation efforts in Edo

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says some members of the national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are "tax collectors".The governor said this in reaction to allegations that he is responsible for an order restraining Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from participating in the PDP primary election ahead of the governorship poll.A federal high court sitting [...]

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    Court stops Obaseki from participating in PDP primary 

Court stops Obaseki from participating in PDP primary 

A federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has stopped Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary.  Obaseki had defected to the PDP following his disqualification from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party under which he was elected in 2016. The PDP had also given a waiver to Obaseki and Philip [...]

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    PDP: Ize-Iyamu is no match for any of our aspirants

PDP: Ize-Iyamu is no match for any of our aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cannot match any of its aspirants. Ize-Iyamu, who was the PDP candidate in the 2016 governorship election, clinched the APC ticket on Monday after polling 27,388 votes to defeat Pius Odubu, his closest challenger, who secured 3,776 votes. Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, had defected to the [...]

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    EXTRA: Ize-Iyamu asks Obaseki to return to APC

EXTRA: Ize-Iyamu asks Obaseki to return to APC

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, has asked Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, to return to the APC.  Obaseki had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was disqualified from seeking the APC ticket for the September election. Ize-Iyamu, who was candidate of the PDP in the 2016 governorship election, crossed over to [...]

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    ‘The bad apple has taken itself out of the bag’ — Ize-Iyamu takes aim at Obaseki

‘The bad apple has taken itself out of the bag’ — Ize-Iyamu takes aim at Obaseki

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, has taunted Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, over his exit from APC. The APC had disqualified Obaseki from the governorship primary over alleged defective certificate and the governor subsequently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which granted him waiver to seek its ticket [...]

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    ‘You’re assured of level-playing field’ — PDP governors welcome Obaseki

‘You’re assured of level-playing field’ — PDP governors welcome Obaseki

Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have welcomed Godwin Obaseki, govenor of Edo, into the party. The PDP had announced Obaseki's defection to the country's main opposition party, on Friday. "Breaking News! The governor of Edo State, H.E. @GovernorObaseki has defected to our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig. The declaration was made this afternoon at the state Secretariat of [...]

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    Saraki welcomes Obaseki to PDP, says Oshiomhole is about to meet his waterloo

Saraki welcomes Obaseki to PDP, says Oshiomhole is about to meet his waterloo

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is about to meet his "waterloo." In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide to Saraki, quoted the former senate president as saying this while welcoming Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Exactly one week ago, Obaseki [...]

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    Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 Edo election, is set to emerge candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 poll. Ize-Iyamu, who lost to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, four years ago, is believed to have the backing of Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the ruling party. TheCable understands that [...]

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