EDO 2024 | PDP Screens Philip Shaibu, Other Aspirants | METROWATCH
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday screened the party’s aspirants for the coming governorship elections in Edo State with a promise to provide a level.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday screened the party’s aspirants for the coming governorship elections in Edo State with a promise to provide a level playing field for all of them.
The chairman of the screening committee and governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang also vowed that the party would do all that is necessary to retain Edo State and charged all the aspirants to support whoever emerges as the party’s flag bearer.
He said, “I want to assure you that we will give all the support we can to ensure that PDP retains Edo State. Ultimately it’s only one person that will emerge. If we believe that it is God that gives power, then it is not today neither is it on the election day that God is going to determine who will govern..
“He has already determined. But we as humans don’t yet know, that is why these processes are ongoing. We appreciate the concerns that you have expressed, putting in place a level playing field, we are going to be strong advocates of that and ensure that at the end of the day, we have a process that is transparent, a process that is fair.”
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu who spoke on behalf of other aspirants said the screening was peaceful and went well.
Also addressing journalists at the party headquarters after his screening, a former Director-General of the PDP Governors Forum, Osaro Onaiwu, asked the party to reward loyal party members with the gubernatorial ticket, saying that is the only way they can retain the governorship of the state.
Others screened aside Shaibu and Onaiwu were Omosede Igbinedion, Anslem Ojezua, Felix Akhabue and Asue Ighodalo