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Edo poll: PDP grants Obaseki waiver to contest primaries

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to contest the Edo governorship election primary.

The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “the action of the NWC is pursuant to Section 29(2)(b) of the PDP constitution and in the exercise of the powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) under Section (50)(3)(b) of the PDP constitution.”

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“The NWC in the exercise of the above powers has ratified the application for waiver by the ward, local government and state executives of the party in Edo state and accordingly grants waiver to His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable him to contest the gubernatorial primary of the PDP.” it added.

The statement also said the NWC has further shifted the Edo state governorship primary from an earlier slated date of Tuesday, June 23 to a new date of Thursday, June 25, 2020.

The shift, the party said, is again predicated on exigencies of party activities.

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