Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has called on all members of the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to close ranks in order to resolve the differences within the party to ensure victory in the 2023 general elections.
He made the appeal earlier today, June 19, 2022 at an enlarged State Caucus meeting, called by the governor to strategize ways to build a concerted front to avoid the repeat of PDP loss in the recently held Ekiti Governorship Election.
The meeting which held at the State Party Secretariat, had members of the National Executive Committee, State Executive Committee, and Zonal Committee of the party in attendance.
According to the governor, the meeting became necessary following the defeat of the PDP in the just concluded Ekiti State Governorship election held over the weekend, in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the election.
Obaseki stressed the need for Edo PDP to settle differences among members and bring everyone together to ensure PDP wins the 2023 general election.
“I am proposing this afternoon, that we all commit ourselves to resolving all the issues in all the chapters across the State. I have consulted and for the time being, decided that Chief Lucky Igbinedion, a former Governor of the State to chair the peace committee of the party in the state.
“He will select three notable leaders of the party in the three Senatorial Districts of the State to work with him in the next 30 to 60 days to try to resolve all the issues in the party,” he said.
The governor praised the leadership of PDP and noted that the party had set the pace, as it successfully picked the Vice Presidential running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, while the ruling party finds it difficult to decide on its Vice presidential candidate.
Some chieftains of party that graced the meeting were Tom Ikimi, Mike Oghiadomhe, Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu; Edo State PDP Chairman, Tony Aziegbemi, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, and several others.