Gov. Obaseki allays fear over anointed House of assembly candidate for Esan south east local govt., Esan West and others.
Contrary to speculations by some notable leaders of PDP that the governor has anointed a certain house of Assembly candidate, the governor said in a meeting held yesterday 04/05/2022 with all the aspirants that they should be assured that he has no anointed candidate neither has he the intention to anoint any.
Until very recently a certain house of Assembly candidate has been rumoured to have been anointed by the governor and that all other aspiring candidates should step down for him. The candidate who was rumoured to have bought certain prominent Leaders with huge amount of money to help him win the primary election also went about declaring himself “the choose one” even before the party primaries.
It became more prespoterous considering that primaries has not been held and one begin to wonder who choose him, where and when? In the same vein elements loyal to him speculating that the governor anointed him.
His Excellency Gov. Obaseki who is known for his straight forwardness and astuteness debunked the speculation in the presence of all the aspirants and further stressed that the leaders should try and streamline all the candidates to about three before the party primary coming up on around the 18th of may 2022.
This has basically put to rest every speculation that the Governor has an anointed candidate N prominent Leaders behind these news should desist from it. Our delegates are wiser that these cheap blackmail to deny them of their free will to choose their candidates without intimidation and bellicosity.
Recall that Governor Godwin Obaseki Yesterday, I met with the 162 aspirants of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), urging them to deemphasize money politics and shun bitterness.
I want to stay neutral in the build up to the coming primary election despite the several calls I have received. Every aspirant is my own; the PDP is one and my goal is that the PDP must win at all levels – the State and National Assemblies, and the Presidency.
Edo Political Conscience Movement.
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