The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), said Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and other aggrieved chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are at liberty to join the party ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State according to Kola Ologbodiyan, the PDP spokesperson.
Governor Obaseki and the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole are at daggers-drawn, leading to intense crisis in the Edo State chapter of the APC.
The PDP’s spokesman dispelled claims that the PDP gave Obaseki stringent conditions for joining and securing the party’s ticket, including asking for huge sums of money ahead of the polls.
He said the party would adopt direct primary to nominate its candidate for the election.
“Under the leadership of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the PDP, we do not negotiate slots.
“We don’t sell slots.
“It is clear, you can find out.
“It is strange and totally misplaced for anybody to make such allegation.
“I never sat in any meeting where such discussions allegedly took place.
“The allegation is totally unfounded and it is unacceptable to us as a party.
“I am aware that the PDP has aspirants in Edo and Ondo states.
“Prior to the situation in Edo, our party was open and any Nigerian who is ready to contest a clean, clear, free, fair and democratic primaries is at liberty to join the party,” he said.