Edo 2020: Dankwambo declares support for Obaseki

Ibrahim Dankwanbo, former governor of Gombe State, has declared his support for Godwin Obaseki, the embattled governor of Edo State.

Mr Dankwanbo made the declaration Monday evening for the Edo state helmsman who has been disqualified from seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).


Mr Obaseki was disqualified last week over his academic credentials said to be deceptive, but his supporters are of the opinion that the development has connections with his political battle with the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, his predecessor and former governor of the state.

The governor has since refused to appeal his disqualification which has now been upheld by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party.

Although he is yet to make known his next political move, he is speculated to be making plans of joining the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a bid to secure his second term using the platform.


He has said his next move will be made after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari whom he met earlier before his disqualification. The governor has met with two PDP governors and they have all declared support for him.

“I Support my brother and friend, Governor Godwin Obaseki for second term,” the former governor said in a tweet.

“One good turn deserves another,” he added.



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