May 18, 2024

PDP Set For Victory In Edo, Reunites Angry Members As Orbih Joins Campaign Council

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By Simeon OSAJIE

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Ahead of the September 21st governorship election in Edo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Osi Orbih has now accepted his appointment as a member of the State PDP Campaign Council.

With the latest development, PDP in the state is now poised to prosecute the campaigns with unity of purpose and ensure the victory of the party’s candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo.

The decision was arrived at during the 586th National Working Committee (NWC) Meeting of the party, yesterday, Tuesday, May 7, 2024 in Abuja.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Debo Ologunnagba, made this known in a statement he posted on the party’s verified X handle @OfficialPDPNig on Tuesday evening.

The statement reads in full: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its 586th meeting today, Tuesday May 7, 2024 extensively reviewed all issues concerning our Party in Edo State. The NWC enjoined all leaders, stakeholders and teeming members of our Party in Edo State to, in the overall interest of the people and that of the PDP, close ranks and work together for the success of the Party in the forthcoming Governorship election in Edo State.

“At the meeting, the NWC considered the reaction and or statement credited to the National Vice Chairman (South South), Chief Dan Orbih on the membership of the Edo State Governorship Election Campaign Council.

“After a thorough review of the issues and in the spirit of unity and reconciliation, the National Vice Chairman (South South), despite his initial displeasure over the constitution of the Edo State Campaign Council, reconsidered and accepted his inclusion and membership of the Council.

“The NWC urges the people of Edo State to continue in their massive support and solidarity to our Party and Governorship Candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo, ahead of the September 21, 2024  Governorship Election in the State,” Ologunagba wrote.

Recall Chief Orbih had few days after the list was released publicly rejected his inclusion and vowed not to be part of the Council since he was not consulted and contacted before his name was included in it.

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