- Governor Godwin Obaseki continues to get support from key PDP stakeholders in Edo state
- Leaders of the PDP in Ovia north east local government area of the state has vowed to win all their units for Obaseki
- The party leaders insist the governor’s performance will earn him a second term in office
Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ovia north east local government area of Edo state have expressed optimism that Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, will be reelected for a second term in office.
The leaders say Obaseki ought to be reelected on account of his administration’s sterling performance across all sectors of Edo state.
They also stated that they are anxiously waiting for the September 19 governorship election to win all their units for the PDP.
The leadership of the party in the area gave the assurance during a meeting in Benin city, the state capital, called to reconcile members of the party.
While briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, a respected party chieftain, Senator Ehigie Uzamere, said the differences which had existed among party members in the past have been resolved.
Also, a former deputy speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Levis Osaretin Agbogun said the party was pleased with Obaseki’s developmental strides and has agreed to project him strongly for a second term.
In a related development, the special adviser to the Edo state governor on media and communication strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie has denied media reports that there was a clash between Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu.
In a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, August 1 Osagie said the falsehood could only have emanated from the camp of the APC.
The governor's spokesman accused the APC of having no substance in their campaign, adding that the opposition party is “only adept at spinning the rumour mill and concocting alternative facts to massage the egos of their paymasters.”
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Shaibu dismissed the allegation that he is on a warpath with his boss.
He said the report was an effort by those who are afraid of the unity that exists between him and Obaseki to mislead people.
This was contained in a statement released by the senior special assistant to the deputy governor, Benjamin Atu.
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