The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has noted that the party has witnessed a 200 per cent increase in membership since Governor Godwin Obaseki joined the party from the All Progressives Congress.
The development was revealed by the chairman of PDP, Tony Aziegbemi, on Thursday in Benin after the party’s stakeholders meeting.
Aziegbemi further stated that membership cards have risen from 20,000 to 100,000, while more requests are being processed.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, has called on the leaders of the parties contesting in the Edo State Governorship election to appeal to their supporters to be law-abiding.
The Sokoto Governor recalled that “a small crowd of a political party came to the Benin monarch’s palace to boo leaders and supporters of the PDP during the flag-off of our campaign.”
Tambuwal noted that it was a sign that there would be violence during the electoral process, he also warned against alleged plans to use security agencies to rig.
“We have seen cases where might is used in isolated elections in Nigeria through the deployment of security personnel to such a state to intimidate voters. This must not be done in Edo”.