The National Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the September 2020, Edo State Governorship election, has stated boldly that the party is confident that its Candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, will win the election, defeating the All Progressives Congress, APC, Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and all other Candidates,
The party was optimistic of its victory, after the inaugural meeting of the Council, which held behind closed-doors in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, which was presided over by the Governor of the State and Chairman of the Council, Nyesom Wike.
In attendance at the meeting were the Governors of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintri; Oyo State, Seyi Makinde; and other members of the National Campaign Council, Chairmen and Secretaries of all the Sub-Committees of the Edo State 2020 election.
Briefing Journalists after the meeting, the Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, said that the meeting adopted the best strategies to retain what rightly belongs to the PDP.
Governor Fintiri who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Campaign Council, noted that they would leave no stone unturned, in working with the people of Edo State, to deepen democracy.
His words: “The election is already on the table for 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 is left behind. So, Edo is completely a PDP State, and we are going in there to win the election.”
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Publicity Committee, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, said that the Edo people are convinced that Governor Obaseki is the best Candidate in the Governorship race.
He explained that the National Campaign Council has given the State Campaign Council all the needed support that would ensure total victory for the PDP.
”Those of us from Edo State, are very clear in our minds that our Candidate, Governor Obaseki, is definitely the best Candidate that can deliver and sustain the PDP ticket, and also take the flag of the party to Osadebe House.
“For the South-South, it is a great challenge and honour to ensure that the six States in the zone belong to PDP. So, every support has been pledged by the Leadership of the party; the Governors, members of BoT, the National Working Committee. They are committed to ensuring that the flag of PDP will continue to fly in Government House”, he said.