The certificate was issued on Saturday by the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
This was confirmed on the party’s Twitter page.
Edo 2020: Photonews-The @OfficialPDPNig flag-bearer in the September 19, 2020 Guber Election in Edo State, @GovernorObaseki, collecting his certificate of returns at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja. pic.twitter.com/gX6ys6Tuhd
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) June 27, 2020
Secondus also presented the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nomination form to the Governor.
Speaking during the presentation, the Chairman said the party is delighted to have the Governor, who he said has once seen the first-hand activities of the PDP.
In response, Obaseki stated;
All that is left for one this afternoon is to tell you how I and my deputy are grateful to this great party. In our hours of tribulation when we were pushed out in the raging storm you gave us the umbrella. By the grace of God, victory is going to be ours at the end of the day.
I want Mr. Chairman to thank my co-aspirants for being gracious enough to take the painful decision to step down after committing so much.
Obaseki also announced that he is running with his deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu, saying, “You do not change a winning team.”
Two of his co-aspirants who stepped down, Keneth Imasuagbon and Gideon Ikhine, also attended the event.
Obaseki is now fully set to run against APC’s candidate, Ize-Iyamu in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
See some photos from the presentation below;