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Edo 2020: 35 Political Parties Join PDP, Endorse Obaseki

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35 registered and de-registered political parties under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties (CPP) have merged with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse Governor Godwin Obaseki for re-election.

Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the Edo Governorship election for September 2020,

Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the group, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Collins Oreruan, urged the PDP to include their party in the main campaign organisation for the governorship polls

He said: “Our support for Godwin Obaseki is total, cohesive, progressive and focused on a better life for the people of Edo State.

“We resolved that instead of acting as individual entities, it will be more effective to support the governor as a block with our existing party structures across the state.

“We shall synergise with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to mobilise the voters at the grassroots on the reasons why governor Godwin Obaseki should be returned as governor.

“Our grassroots campaigns shall be issue-based, highlighting the visible projects and programs of GGO’s administration devoid of lies, false propaganda, insults and character assassination, unfounded unsubstantiated and bias political innuendos that breed hatred, malice, and violence.”

He listed some of the political parties to include Accord Party (AP), African Action Congress (AAC), African Democratic Party (ADP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Action Democratic Party (ADP), Nigeria Rescue Movement (NRM), Kowa Party, (KOWA), Social Democratic Party (SDP), United Peoples Party (UPP), among others.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.