Nigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulate Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki for joining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2020 Edo governorship election.

Obaseki had on his official Twitter handle Friday announced that he has joined the PDP to “advance” his ambition to seek reflection as the governor of Edo state.

Atiku, a former presidential candidate of the PDP in a reply to the tweet congratulates Obaseki for joining the party. “Congratulations, @GovernorObaseki on joining our party, @OfficialPDPNig—the truly people’s party. I am confident that the people of Edo State will be better for it. You are indeed coming aboard a repositioned PDP that promotes good governance for the benefit of Nigerians.”

The Edo state government had recently dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) after his disqualification by a verification committee ahead of the party’s governorship primary elections.