The leaders of the Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) have adopted Governor Godwin Obaseki as the party’s candidate for the 2020 governorship election.
Naija News reports that the leaders from the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State adopted Obaseki during a meeting with the governor at Government House in Benin City.
The motion for the endorsement and adoption of Obaseki for a second term was moved by a chieftain of the APC from Edo South Senatorial District, Rev. Michael Agharevba.
He praised the governor for his achievements in the past three years.
Agharevba said: “We are solidly behind the governor and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu for a second term.
“This is the first time somebody is speaking to our hearts and it is evident in the physical structures he is building across the state.”
The motion was seconded by a former Chief Whip in the Edo State House of Assembly and a leader of the APC in Edo North, Hon Shaibu Abdullahi.
Speaking earlier, the State chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua, said the APC in Edo State has been active and remains strong as ever before.
“We will take those steps that will protect the integrity of the APC. Once we are done sanitising our party system, we will be better and stronger,” he said.
Ojezua declared the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) an illegal organ of the party.
According to him, the formation of parallel movements within the party structure is prohibited.