Today, Thursday 25/06/2020, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will elect its candidate for the Edo State Governorship Election scheduled for the 19th of September 2020.
Naija News reports that the Edo PDP election primaries will be solely contested by Governor Godwin Obaseki after reports emerged on Thursday of the stepping down from the race by popular philanthropist, Kenneth Imasuagbon, popularly known as the ‘Rice Man’.
Recall that Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama and Gideon Okhine had earlier stepped-down and backed Governor Obaseki for the ticket but Imasuagbon had insisted on contesting.
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), engulfed in internal crisis, had already elected Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its governorship candidate.
A total of 2,229 delegates are expected to decide who emerges as the party’s candidate ahead of the state governorship election.
Tony Aziegbemi, Edo PDP chairman, has just confirmed that ALL aspirants in the primary election have stepped down for Obaseki.
See the latest updates below…
Tony Aziegbemi, Edo PDP chairman, has just confirmed that all aspirants in the Governorship primary election have stepped down for Godwin Obaseki.
@SenBalaMohammed, governor of Bauchi state and chairman of the PDP electoral committee for the primaries, inspects the venue. Mohammed is accompanied by @Bellomatawalle1, his counterpart in Zamfara state. https://t.co/K8iSDBp2SO#EdoPDPPrimary #EdoDecides2020 pic.twitter.com/DoMpyxRYjD
— TheCable (@thecableng) June 25, 2020
Election materials have arrived the Sam Ogbemudia stadium which is the venue of the primaries. The names of the eighteen LGAs in the state have been pasted on apportioned areas within the stadium which is to be occupied by delegates across the three senatorial districts.
Source: Naija News