A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and a former senate president, Bukola Saraki, have commended Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, for joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Obaseki, on Friday, joined the PDP at an elaborate ceremony in Benin, the state capital.

He was disqualified by his former party, APC, from seeking re-election allegedly for submitting questionable certificates.

The Edo governor, who had been at loggerheads with the suspended chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, later announced his resignation from the APC.

Like other chieftains of the opposition party, Messrs Abubakar and Saraki welcomed Mr Obaseki into the PDP, congratulating him for taking a good step.

In a statement issued in Abuja, Mr Saraki noted that the bigger commendation and appreciation should go to the leaders of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the various levels for the sense of sacrifice, patriotism and devotion to the progress of the party demonstrated by them in the process of welcoming Mr Obaseki into its fold.

Commenting on the situation that led to Mr Obaseki’s resignation from APC, Mr Saraki said; “While I have kept my cool and ignored all the verbal attacks directed at me by the suspended chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, I have always known that a day like this would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.”