- More defectors in Edo are moving to the PDP ahead of the governorship election in the state
- The PDP welcomed over 3, 000 new members in Owan East local government area on Wednesday, August 12
- The defectors who are former members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared support for Governor Godwin Obaseki
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo on Wednesday, August 12 welcomed 3,000 new members in Owan East local government area of the state.
The defectors who are former members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared support for the PDP when the campaign train of Governor Godwin Obaseki visited the area in continuation of the governor's ward-to-ward campaign.
Leader of PDP in Owan East, Senator Yisa Braimoh, said the mass defection is a testament of the popularity of Governor Obaseki and his performance in the last three years and eight months.
Braimoh who commended the governor for the successes recorded by his administration in infrastructural development, healthcare, and education, among other sectors of the state, assured Obaseki of over 85 per cent of the total vote cast in the region.
His words: “Since you joined our party, we have issued out over 3,000 new PDP cards to new members. This is happening not only in wards 3 and 4 but across all wards in the local government area.
“If an election is conducted today in the state, we will win our entire wards with over 85 per cent.”
On his part, Obaseki reassured that his administration will focus on human capital development to better the lives of the people.
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Meanwhile, a former aide to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Mr Andrew Momodu, has pledged the sum of N5 million to support the re-election bid of Governor Obaseki.
Momodu made the pledge on behalf of Anwain Progressives Union, the umbrella Union of Anwain Clan, on Tuesday, August 11 at the PDP governorship campaign rally in Ward 8, Anwain, Etsako west local government area of Edo state.
In a related development, the Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom has endorsed their son, the Edo state governor, for a second term in office, citing his laudable people-oriented projects and programmes, which they say must be allowed to continue.
At the meeting held in Benin city on Monday, August 10, the family head (Okaegbe), Pa George Obaseki, said they are very proud of their son for his indelible and widely acclaimed achievements in office.
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