Despite facing criticisms for endorsing Governor Godwin Obaseki for second term, Senator Daisy Danjuma, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee, has stated that she has a right to support whoever she chooses to.
Meanwhile, the Edo State PDP, had in a statement disassociated itself from Danjuma’s decision to support Governor Obaseki for second term at a town hall meeting in Lagos State and asked her to resign her position.
The party which argued that it was abnormal and unacceptable for party leaders to endorse aspirants of another party.
The party, therefore, said the comments, discussions, and purported endorsements credited to Senator Danjuma were her private thoughts and do not reflect the thoughts of Edo PDP.
According to a statement signed by State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Chris Nehikhare, the party declared that “At the appropriate time in accordance with our party’s constitution, a credible PDP candidate will be nominated to contest the Edo State 2020 Governorship election to liberate the state from political arrogance, political rascality, poverty, insecurity, unemployment and unimaginable colossal debts.”
However, in her response to the critics, Senator Danjuma, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, said, “It is my right to free comment and I have exercised that.”
She further clarified that "I have never left the PDP or decamp to another party like others."