Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, besieged Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital Tuesday to strategize ahead of the Governorship Election in Edo State.
The meeting called by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike held at Government House in Port Harcourt with all 77 members of the National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election in attendance.
Newspot reports that the meeting was presided over by Wike which went late into the night and was held behind closed doors.
However, PDP National Campaign Council for Edo governorship election after the meeting said the party was confident of electoral victory for Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who briefed newsmen after the meeting said the meeting adopted the best strategies to retain what rightly belongs to PDP.
According to Governor Fintiri, “The election is already on the table for PDP. We have a sellable candidate, who is Governor Godwin Obaseki. Nigerians are moving forward with democracy, and we have to deepen it together.
“Technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the last election of 2019, we actually won all the elections. So, it is not coming as a surprise that Governor Obaseki had to shift his ground from APC to join us.
“Now, we are putting all the forces together, and there is nothing that’s left behind. So Edo is completely a PDP state, and we are going in there to win the election.”
On his part, Chairman of the Publicity Committee, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi said the Edo people are convinced that Governor Obaseki is the best candidate in the governorship race.
He explained that the national campaign council has given the state campaign council all the needed support that would ensure total victory for PDP.
“Those of us from Edo State are very clear in our minds that our candidate, Governor Obaseki is definitely the best candidate that can deliver and sustain the PDP ticket and also take the flag of the party to Osadebe House.
“For the South-South, it is a great challenge and honour to ensure that the six states in the zone belong to PDP. So, every support has been pledged by the leadership of the party; the governors, members of BOT, the national working committee. They are committed to ensuring that the flag of PDP will continue to fly in Government House,” he said.
Those who attended the meeting were the governors of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Mankinde, other members of the national campaign council, chairmen and secretaries of all the sub-committees of Edo 2020.