Edo State Elections: Rivers State Gov. Nyesome Wike To Lead PDP Campaign

Gov. Wike and Gov. Obaseki when Obaseki visited Wike in Rivers State recently

The strongman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, has been chosen by the party to chair its campaign council for the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election. This information, which the party disclosed at the weekend on Twitter also said Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa was also appointed as the deputy chairman of the council.

“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) NWC has appointed the Governor of Rivers State, H. E. Chief Nyesome Wike as the Chairman of Edo State Governorship Election National Campaign Council. The deputy chairman is Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri,” the tweet read.

Wike was named head of the campaign two weeks after he pulled out of reconciliation efforts in Edo over allegations that he was responsible for a previous order restraining Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from contesting the PDP primary. The governor is seeking a second term on the platform of the PDP after he was disqualified from contesting the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his former party.

Obaseki will slug it out against Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, om September 19, 2020. The APC had earlier announced Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, as chairman of its campaign council for the Edo governorship election.

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