As we countdown to the September 19 Edo State Governorship election, Naija News brings you the latest update before the D-Day.
Many political parties will be participating in the election but all attention would be on the candidates of the two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Edo Governorship election would serve as a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the controversies that trailed the 2019 general election.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the Edo Governorship election…
Edo 2020: Gov Wike Speaks On Working Against Obaseki, APC Crisis
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has denied reports that he worked against Governor Godwin Obaseki clinching the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State.
In an interview with Arise Television, he disclosed that he only insisted everybody should be carried along in the state.
Governor Wike stated that if everybody was not carried along the party would have been embroiled in crisis like the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said before the defection of Obaseki to the party there were people in Edo State PDP who have been making sacrifices for the party.
Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu Picks Running Mate
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has picked his running mate for the upcoming election.
Naija News reports that Ize-Iyamu picked Hon. Gani Audu, a former Chairman of Etsako West Local Government.
Audu is also a member representing Etsako West constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly.
Gov Obaseki Picks Running Mate For Edo Gov’ship Election
Governor Godwin Obaseki has picked his Deputy, Philip Shaibu as his running mate for the Edo Governorship election scheduled for September 19, 2020.
He confirmed this while receiving his certificate of return and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag at the National Headquarters of the party.
Obaseki who described his emergence as the PDP governorship candidate as a miracle, adding that “you don’t change a winning team”.
The Edo governor said: “My emergence as the governorship candidate of the PDP in the just concluded primary election is just the hand of God. It is miraculous. I and my deputy are grateful to this great party.
“In hours of tribulation in our political storm, PDP gave us a huge umbrella. This ought to be our first party because of the values of justice, fairness. We found out that transparency and quality of governance reign in this party.”