EDO 2020: PDP Heavyweights Storm Oba Of Benin Palace

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Ahead of the Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s flag-off campaign for his re-election, juggernauts from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), have stormed the palace of the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopolo, Oba Ewuare II, for royal blessings.

Rivers State governor who doubles as the chairman, Edo State Governorship Election National Campaign Council, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, led his Delta state counterpart, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and other guests on a courtesy visit to the Palace of Oba of Benin.

Others are Bayelsa state governor, Duoye Diri, Oyo State, Seyi Makinde and Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Muhammed.

Similarly, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi; National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus; Chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi; Chief Tom Ikimi; Sen. Clifford Ordia and Barr. Ken Imasuagbon, among others.

The event was held at the Lawn Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, with strict compliance with coronavirus (COVID-19) directives issued by the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for public gatherings.

Earlier in a statement, the party’s publicity secretary, Chris Osa Nehikhare, on behalf of the Edo PDP Campaign Council, said the PDP governorship candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, and his running mate, Philip Shaibu, will also move around the respective wards in the nooks and crannies of Edo State to acknowledge the support of the people, also with full adherence to COVID-19 regulations.

The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Saturday flag-off campaign for the September 19 Edo State Governorship election with strict compliance with coronavirus (COVID-19) directives issued by the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for public gatherings.

“In that regard, the Edo PDP Campaign Council for the 2020 Governorship Election has limited the number of members and supporters expected at the flag-off ceremony, slated to hold at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, to check overcrowding.

“Furthermore, our governorship candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, and his running mate, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu will also move around the respective wards in the nooks and crannies of Edo State to acknowledge the support of the people, also with full adherence to COVID-19 regulations.”

It said the Edo PDP Campaign Council deeply appreciates the excitement and enthusiasm of the party’s teeming members and supporters to grace the campaign flag-off, but noted that the restriction is in the best interest of the people.

The Campaign Council thanked the people of Edo State for their massive support and urged them to remain vigilant as they coast to victory with Governor Obaseki and the PDP come September 19.

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