...Commends the party for his acceptance
Governor of Edo, Godwin Obasaki has commended the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his acceptance into the party, describing it as a party that is rooted in democratic practices.
The governor made this known shortly after his official declaration into the party, Friday.
"Today, I joined the PDP to further my ambition to seek re-election for a second term in the September, 2020 gubernatorial poll in the state.
I was at the PDP State Secretariat to inform members and leaders of the party that upon my resignation from the APC, having consulted widely from within the state and across the country, I have decided to become a member of the PDP.
"As has been demonstrated, the PDP is a party that is rooted in democratic practices; it believes in justice and fairness and respects its members.
I know that upon taking membership of this party, I automatically become the leader of the party; that is the constitution. I read it thoroughly last night.
"I want to assure members and leaders of the PDP that I am prepared to provide leadership that will lead the party to victory. I will provide a leadership that will not only put PDP ahead in Edo State but, as a ruling party in Edo State, we will make sure that the level of progress, growth and participation in the political system by our people is unrivaled in this country.
"I am very happy to be here. The reception I have received has been ecstatic. The energy I see here is the kind of energy I require to take Edo to the next level.
If you think we have done a lot in the last four years, you haven’t seen anything yet.
"With the quality of people I have seen here, the quality of people running the party, and the energy of youth I see, by the grace of God who made this day possible, I am committing to you that I will not only lead this party to victory in Edo State, but we will make sure that this party sets an example of how states should be run in Africa. Today, it is with great pleasure, Mr. Chairman, that I have come to formally take on my membership of this great party," he said.