The gubernatorial election of Edo State may have just gotten more interesting as unconfirmed news just filtering in has it that Okoudoh Patrick Iyoha, the Director of the Governor Godwin Obaseki Campaign, has this afternoon 28th July 2020 tendered his resignation from the Edo State Management Board and consequently, resigned from the People’s Democratic Party.
This is coming on the back of several high-profile decamp from the People’s Democratic Party of Edo State since the incumbent governor decamped from All Progressives Congress APC, to the PDP after failing to qualify for the APC’s primary election for the candidate for the position of governor of the State.
The governor had fallen out of favour with the APC after he was alleged to be responsible for the ill-treatment of the erstwhile national chairman of the APC Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Oshiomhole, the immediate past two-term governor of Edo State, had a misunderstanding with Obaseki on the conduct of his administration, but all gestures to help salvage the relationship between the two, did not succeed.
Obaseki accused Oshiomhole of trying to control him, saying that he (Oshiomhole) did not patter to the influence of godfathers hence he has no right to influence his administration. Oshiomhole on his part, accused the incumbent of derailing from the party’s plan for the state and the good of the masses of the State. Oshiomhole also accused Obaseki of betraying him and the party.
Should this rumour be found to be true, it will be a major dent on the ambition of the governor for a second term, especially if Iyoha decides to pitch tent with the APC.
More updates soon as details unfold.