The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, July 16, met in Rivers State to plan on the delivery of the state governorship to the party and return Governor Godwin Obaseki to the seat of power as the governor seeing, according to the deputy chairman of the Campaign Council, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, the election is already on the table for the PDP.
Governor Nyesom Wike of River State as the chairman of the National Campaign Council for Edo governorship election is doing everything in his power to ensure that Edo state remains under the administration of Governor Obaseki and the PDP come September 19 when the gubernatorial polls will be conducted.
The Port Harcourt meeting had in attendance the following Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State, Governor Seyi Mankinde of Oyo State and other members of the national campaign council, chairmen and secretaries of all the sub-committees of Edo 2020 while Governor Wike hosted them.
The deputy Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri speaking after the meeting said that the meeting was held to plot the best strategy to win the Edo State gubernatorial election and retain power in the state. He also promised that the campaign council will work with the people of Edo state to ensure the governor is re-elected.
Since the inauguration of the 77- member National Campaign Council by the National Working Committee of the PDP on July 7, 2020 in Abuja, this was the first time the council was meeting. The venue of the meeting was the River State Government House, Port Harcourt and the meeting lasted for several hours.
In his news briefing after the meeting, Governor Fintiri, told reporters had this to say: “The election is already on the table for the PDP. We have a sellable candidate, who is Governor Godwin Obaseki. Nigerians are moving forward with democracy and we have to deepen it together.
“Technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the last election of 2019, we actually won all the elections. So, it is not coming as a surprise that Governor Obaseki has to shift his ground from APC to join us.
“Now, we are putting all the forces together, and there is nothing that’s left behind. So, Edo is completely a PDP state and we are going in there to win the election,” he said.
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