Edo State Gubernatorial Primary: PDP Adopts Ize-Iyamu as Candidate

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Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeared unruffled by the threat made by the aggrieved ousted national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to hold a parallel governorship primary election in Edo state.

The party on Wednesday issued a statement congratulating its gubernatorial flag-bearer for the forthcoming Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, describing the primary election as free, fair and credible.

In a statement signed by a member of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party described the exercise as “victory for those who cherish freedom of choice depicting the democratic culture of the PDP.

“It is indeed a triumph of a popular candidate and victory for democracy. The outcome of the election in Edo State which is one of the best elections so far in Nigeria has proved to the opposition in the State that the PDP
is one united house built on the principle of delivering power to the people and the sustenance of our democracy at all levels irrespective of our various differences.

“The leadership of the party under the Chairmanship of Senator Ahmed Makarfi has commended the Electoral Committee led by Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, and all the leaders and members of the party in Edo State, especially, the delegates and other aspirants that participated in the poll and assured them of the support of the National Headquarters to bring positive change to the people of the State through the forthcoming election.”