Edo guber: No party’ll count on external influence – PDP

Ahead of the September 21, 2024, governorship election in Edo State, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, the Director-General of the Asue/Ogie Campaign Council, on Tuesday, said no party in the state should count on any external influence to win the election.

DAILY POST reports that Iduoriyekemwen made the remark during a solidarity march for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Asue Ighodalo in Benin City.

Iduoriyekemwen, who led other members of the council, including the party’s flag bearer and his running mate on the solidarity rally, noted that President Bola Tinubu had always been at the forefront of the fight for democracy in Nigeria.

While calling on the people of the state to remain committed and vote for the party’s candidate at the election, he alleged that the opposition party was trying to distract the public with the court judgement.

He opined that the judgement would not stand.

Addressing the crowd of supporters and party’s faithful, Asue Ighodalo, the PDP gubernatorial candidate, accompanied by his running mate, Osarodion Ogie, urged the people to support the party to win the election.

According to him, “by the grace of God, by September, when you people would have voted for me and Ogie, more upward movement will come.

“I want you to remain strong. I want you to remain happy. Don’t be afraid of anything. God is in control. Everybody should get their PVCs ready for the September 21 election.”

“We will vote for PDP to ensure that the votes are counted and we will follow it to the collation centre until we are announced the winner and the state will continue to prosper,” he said.

Other chieftains of the party that participated at the solidarity rally were Rev. Olu Martins, Deputy Director, Media and Publicity of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council, Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Blessing Agbebaku and PDP lawmakers in the House.

Edo guber: No party’ll count on external influence – PDP

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