Gist: PDP postpones Edo governorship primary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its governorship primary election in Edo state for the second time in 24 hours. The party had on Thursday, June 18 announced that the exercise initially scheduled for Friday, June 19 had been moved to Tuesday, June 23.


Now, the party has further moved the date back to Thursday, June 25.


Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesman, made the announcement on Friday, June 19.


The NWC has further shifted the Edo state governorship primary from an earlier slated date of Tuesday, June 23 to a new date of Thursday, June 25, 2020. The shift is again predicated on exigencies of party activities,” Oogbodiyan, a former spokesman to Senator David Mark announced.


Political watchers say the move is geared towards fully accomodating Governor Godwin Obaseki into the party.


Interestingly, six months ago, the PDP described Governor Godwin Obaseki as a failure.


Dan Orbih, chairman of the PDP in Edo state, said during a press briefing: “The governor has not delivered on the 200,000 jobs he promised youths in Edo state.


“There is worsening insecurity, in spite of the huge amount of security vote he withdraws monthly.


“He should, henceforth, commence the support of security agencies in the state for efficiency and if he cannot, he should stop withdrawing or collecting security votes.”

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