Clark backs Obaseki, asks him to join PDP

Chief Edwin Clark, the Ijaw leader on Monday urged Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to realise his second term ambition.

He called on the PDP to adopt Obaseki as its candidate.

Clark noted that the opposition party has a great chance to reclaim the state from the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Obaseki as its standard-bearer.

The APC disqualified Obaseki from contesting its primary election due to discrepancies in his certificates.

According to Clark: “While, I am not a member of the APC, or of PDP, or any other political party, for that matter, it is regrettable that the APC in Edo State, is being destroyed as it was in some other states in 2019 when, due to the same manipulation and rascally interferences leading to wrong decisions, the APC lost Zamfara, Bauchi, and Adamawa states to the PDP, and did not have candidates in Rivers State for the elections.

“It is, therefore, most disgusting that in 2020, APC is towing that same path in Edo State. If the leadership of the APC, including Mr President, fails to intervene in this unfortunate crisis in Edo State, I would appeal to the opposition, PDP, to take advantage of the situation.

“I repeat, PDP should take advantage of this unfortunate crisis in APC to adopt Obaseki as their candidate.

“It is a golden opportunity for the PDP to take over Edo State because Governor Obaseki has so far, done well.”