Vice President, Namadi Sambo
Chuks Okocha in Abuja
Ahead of July 14 governorship election in Edo State, Vice President Namadi Sambo yesterday said the election would be decided through one man one vote, promising that it would also be free and transparent.
Also, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, tasked the Sambo-led Edo State National Campaign Committee to ensure that the party was victorious.
Speaking at the inauguration of the campaign committee that witnessed the absence of most members of the committee, the Sambo said, “this election is going to be one man one vote, one woman one vote, one youth one vote. It is going to be free and fair for the people of Edo to choose the candidate they want, particularly the candidate of the PDP.”
In the governorship election, Sambo said violence or rigging would not be tolerated by the Federal Government, saying, “in this election, nobody will be allowed to go the old style of creating havoc or mischief in Edo State and in Nigeria in general”.
He said Edo State as one of the states in the South-south geo-political zone is a PDP state and it will continue to belong to PDP, stating that the campaign council is determined to ensure victory for the party.
Earlier, Tukur said that the party cannot afford to allow the state belong to another party. According to him, “the history of our great party can- not be complete without Edo State. PDP and Edo State are intertwined as very important founding fathers of the party are from the state.”
Tukur who boasted of his successes in business and politics, said the PDP victory in Edo State in July would be counted as one of his successes in life.
The campaign council has the vice president as chairman with all members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, former PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Chief Anthony Anenih, Chief Bode George, all Governors and Ministers from the South-south, the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Ogiadomhe, the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alami- eyeseigha.