The Official PDP Nigeria NWC has appointed the Governor of Rivers State, H. E. Chief Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria as the Chairman of Edo State Governorship Election National Campaign Council. The deputy chairman is Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri. This is coming days after after APC appointed Ganduje, the Governor of Kano state to chair the election in Edo state.
Meanwhile Nigeria's main opposition party warns of election interference in Edo state, replies APC candidate "Edo People Have Already Settled For Obaseki, PDP Replies Ize-Iyamu"
In an Open Letter they addressed the APC choice candidate "The Official PDP Nigeria has told the Official APC Nigeria candidate in the Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that the people of Edo state have settled for the OfficialPDPNig candidate, Governor Obaseki, following his record of personal character and performance in office.
The party said it had noted Ize-Iyamu's goodwill message to Governor Obaseki on his 63rd birthday but pointed out to the OfficialAPCNg candidate that the qualities of a governor which he listed best described Governor Obaseki.
Our party also notes that Ize-Iyamu's message came at the time Governor Governor Obaseki was also receiving massive outpouring of solidarity messages from the people of Edo state, including OfficialAPCNg leaders, who called to express their support for the PDP candidate appreciates Ize-Iyamu's excellent description of the character traits of GovernorObaseki, stressing that in line with his message, Governor Obaseki, has in the last four years, concentrated on unifying the state, doused political tension and remained completely focused on developing the state, which is the reason the people of Edo have collectively settled for his re-election.
Moreover, even OfficialAPCNg leaders, including the former National Chairman of the OfficialAPCNg, Adams Oshiomhole, had also testified to Governor Obaseki's qualities including his testimony that Obaseki had been part of the tradition, he knows the vision he knows the mission, he knows the target, he knows the challenges and he knows how to overcome them.
The question is; which other candidate in this election has received such approval, recommendation and acclamation by the leaders and people of Edo State except Governor Obaseki?
Furthermore, given his track record of performance, GovernorObaseki and the OfficialPDPNig are ready for a credible, issue-based and performance driven campaign.
The demand of high standard of behavior, which Ize-Iyamu demands is therefore left for him and his OfficialAPCNg to showcase.
The OfficialPDPNig called on Ize-Iyamu to look inwards and counsel his party, the OfficialAPCNg, against its usual resort to violence, mud-slinging, electoral manipulations which had even started in their nomination process.
The OfficialPDPNig also urged the OfficialAPCNg to be ready to accept defeat as the people had already settled for Governor Obaseki
The party commended the people of Edo State, particularly the Official APC Nigeria members who had come over enmasse to the PDP, as they collectively stand behind Governor Obaseki in this election."