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Edo 2024: Kinsmen assure Ighodalo of 100% delegates’ votes at primary

Edo 2024: Group tasks Ighodalo on choice of deputy

The leaders and caucus members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo Central Senatorial District have promised to give Asue Ighodalo, one of the party’s governorship aspirants in the February 22, 2024 primary election, 100 percent of the delegate’s votes.

The leaders made the promise at an enlarged meeting of members of the party across the five local government areas that make up the senatorial district in Uromi, the administrative headquarters of Esan North East Local Government Area.

The meeting was for the leaders to formally present the governorship aspirant to the people of the senatorial district who they have adopted as their consensus candidate for the election.

Speaking shortly after the presentation, Tom Ikimi, a former minister of Foreign Affairs, assured that all the delegates in Esanland would give Asue Ighodalo 100 percent votes to emerge the candidate of the party.

Ikimi, who is also a National Leader of PDP, while describing the governorship aspirant as a successful Esan son, noted that he was a peacemaker and unifier.

He opined that their adopted candidate has all the requirements to take the state to the next level in terms of good governance.

He also asserted that it was time for the Edo Central Senatorial Zone to produce a governor, after Edo North and Edo South Senatorial Districts had produced the state governors in the last 16 years.

Earlier, Anthony Okosun, chairman of the Senatorial caucus, also assured that delegates in the district would give their preferred candidate 100 percent votes at the primary election.

In his remarks, Asue Ighodalo expressed gratitude to the Senatorial leaders, caucus members and people of Esanland for his endorsement as their main candidate for the PDP primary election.

He promised more developments to the people of the state if given the mandate to govern the state.

According to him, “If given the mandate to govern the state, my administration will be people-oriented and project-driven.”

Ighodalo, who promised to continually seek advice from the elders, leaders and the people to move Edo State forward, assured that as a governor, his administration would focus on job creation, education and agricultural reforms to achieve desired results.

He, however, assured that he would not disappoint the people if given the party’s ticket, just as he asked for prayers to enable him sail through all hurdles.

At Irrua and Ekpoma in Esan Central and Esan West Local Government Areas, Ighodalo appealed for support towards clinching the party’s ticket, pledging good governance if elected as governor of Edo State.