Edo 2024: PDP inaugurates campaign council

Godwin Obaseki

By Jethro Ibileke

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday inaugurated the campaign council of the party for the 21 September governorship election in Edo State.

The State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, while speaking at the event, expressed confidence that the party will secure up to 80 percent of the total votes cast to win the election for its candidate, Asue Ighodalo.

The Governor boasted that the party has the best candidate that would continue from where he would stop.

He noted that the structure of the campaign council was rooted in all the 192 wards across the state, adding that every organ of the party was captured.

He said: “Today, we are here to inaugurate the campaign council that will lead PDP to victory in the Sept.21 governorship election.

“The campaign is going to be based on what we have achieved and the lives we have touched. The campaign will also be based on the future not the past.

“We see the suffering the people are going through, so the campaign will be based on the hope PDP will give our citizens.

“Those fighting PDP have collected money from the other political party and I want you all present here to join me flush them out. Let them stay out since they have collected money,” Obaseki said.

Speaking earlier, the State Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, disclosed that the campaign council comprised of 363 members, excluding the women and youth wings.

The Director-General of the campaign council, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, in his acceptance speech, thanked the Governor and PDP faithful for the opportunity given him to serve the party.

Iduoriyekemwen, however, promised to lead the party to victory come September.

In his remarks, the PDP governorship candidate, Barr. Asuerinme Ighodalo, who thanked party faithful and leaders for the confidence repose in him, said Obaseki had laid a functional foundation at every sector that he would build upon.