- Governor Obaseki has visited PDP leadership in Abuja over his victory at the poll
- The PDP's national chairman, Uche Secondus, advised Obaseki to make peace with opponents in the state
- Obaseki, however, promised that he would not leave the PDP for APC
Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state to make peace with the members of the opposition in the state willing to work with him.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Secondus gave the advice when he led Edo PDP stakeholders on a “thank you visit” to the national secretariat in Abuja on Monday, October 5.
Legit.ng gathered that the party chief also reminded Obaseki that elections are over and it is time bring everyone together including “those that offended you.”
Secondus said the party is being accepted by Nigerians, citing the instance of Rivers state where he observed that the opposition party is daily joining the ruling party.
He explained that the mark of a good politician is his ability to unite the people and work to satisfy their yearning and aspiration.
In his comments, Obaseki, who joined the PDP from the All Progressive Congress (APC) just before the September 19 poll, promised to repay PDP’s gesture of providing him with a platform with loyalty to the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the candidate of APC for the Edo election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has revealed why he did not challenge his defeat at the election petition tribunal.
It was reported that the politician made the disclosure on Monday, October 5.
Ize-Iyamu in a press statement issued through John Mayaki, his media head of his campaign council, however, said the two pre-election court cases instituted against the PDP would continue.
He said he is proud of the exercise, coupled with the outpouring of love and maximum support by the people of the state.
Ize-Iyamu made this known during a special thanksgiving event held in his Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Soul Winners Assembly in Benin City on Sunday, October 4.
In another report, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state denied rumours claiming that he worked against the APC in the Edo governorship election.
Some members of the APC had accused Fayemi of refusing to support his party’s candidate, Ize-Iyamu in favour of the PDP candidate, Obaseki.
He said it is an unspoken rule in the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) that required the chairman of the forum never to oppose the election a fellow governor whether of the APC, PDP or any other party.
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