Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National
Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election, yesterday,
met in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on how to defeat the All
Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election.
The Chairman of the council and Rivers State Governor,
Nyesom Wike, said the party was confident of victory for
Gov. Godwin Obaseki. Gov. Wike who presided over the
meeting, said Edo electorate was desirous to consolidate
the democratic gains the various elective representatives of
the party had provided for it.
Those who attended the meeting were Governors Ahmadu
Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo), members
of the campaign council, chairmen and secretaries of all
sub-committees of Edo 2020. Briefing newsmen after the
meeting, Gov. Fintiri said the meeting adopted the best
strategies to retain “what rightly belongs to PDP”.
Fintiri who is the deputy chairman of the campaign council
said they would leave no stone unturned in working with
Edo people to deepen democracy. He said, “The election is
already on the table for PDP. We have a sellable candidate,
who is Gov. 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 Gov. Obaseki has to shift ground
from APC to join us. “Now, we are putting all the forces
together, and there is nothing that’s left behind. So Edo is
completely a PDP state and we are going in there to win the
The Chairman of the Publicity Committee for Edo 2020,
High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, said Edo people were
convinced that Gov. Obaseki was the best candidate in the
Our correspondent reports that since the inauguration of the
77-member campaign council by PDP NWC on July 7, 2020,
in Abuja, yesterday’s meeting was the first.