- With less than a month to the governorship election in Edo state, the PDP has received more decampees into its fold
- Among those who defected to the PDP is the state chairman of Edo Advanced Allied Party (AAP) Gabriel Erhahon
- The APC chairman in Ehor ward, Solomon Orumwense, among other ward chairmen also defected to the PDP
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to receive more defectors from various political parties in Edo ahead of the governorship election in the state.
The PDP received more defectors in its fold during the ward-to-ward election campaign for Governor Godwin Obaseki in Uhunmwode local government area on Monday, August 31.
Among those who defected to the PDP is the chairman of Edo Advanced Allied Party (AAP) Gabriel Erhahon, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in Ehor ward, Solomon Orumwense, among other ward chairmen.
The decampees noted that their reasons for backing Obaseki’s reelection was because of his developmental strides in the areas of education, healthcare and environment, among others.
Speaking at the rally, the chairman of Edo state PDP campaign council, Chief Dan Orbih, called on Edo people to hold Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC, responsible for the liquidation of Edo Line and Bendel Brewery.
Orbih urged the people to reject the opposition APC and its candidate in the forthcoming election.
On his part, Obaseki said: “Uhunmwode is the richest in terms of land and agriculture. Any politics that doesn't bring prosperity to the people and move the state forward must be rejected.”
Meanwhile, the PDP has urged voters in Edo state to come out en masse on Saturday, September 19, and cast their ballots for the party’s candidate, Governor Obaseki.
The PDP advised its supporters to disregard underhand tactics being deployed by the APC to discourage them from coming out to vote on election day.
Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party Youth Assurance Movement recently alleged that the APC is fine-tuning strategies to rig the poll, while Governor Obaseki, the PDP candidate is coasting to victory on the back of huge grassroots' support.
Coordinator of the group, Prince Asunogie Tajudeen, made the comments during a press briefing in Benin city, the Edo state capital on Friday, August 28.
Tajudeen urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to remain above board, stressing that “millions of Nigerians, home and abroad, are closely monitoring the events leading to the poll.”
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