PDP Gears Up for Gubernatorial Battle in Edo State – 11 Aspirants Vie for the Ticket
The political landscape in Edo State is ablaze as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) concludes the sale of nomination forms, raking in an impressive N235 million from 11 aspirants. The stage is set for a high-stakes clash as contenders eye the party’s ticket in the upcoming gubernatorial race.
A Wealthy Campaign Trail:
The PDP’s coffers swell with the infusion of N235 million, providing financial vigor as the party navigates the electoral landscape. This significant sum underscores the financial stakes of the race and intensifies the competition among the 11 candidates.
A Diverse Field of Contenders:
Among the aspirants are prominent figures seeking to represent the PDP in the September 21st gubernatorial election:
- Philip Shuaibu: Incumbent Deputy Governor of Edo State leveraging experience and popularity.
- Asue Ighodalo: Former Chairman of Sterling Bank bringing business acumen and financial expertise.
- Blessing Igbinedion: Daughter of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, drawing on family political influence.
The entry of 11 hopefuls into the fray promises a dynamic and intense competition within the PDP. The coming weeks will witness heightened campaigning, political maneuvering, and potential alliances and rivalries shaping the race for the party’s nomination.
Countdown to the Primary:
The PDP has slated its gubernatorial primary for February 22nd, where delegates will determine the party’s flagbearer for the main election. The closely watched event offers insights into the internal dynamics of the PDP and the broader political landscape in Edo State.
Beyond the PDP:
While the PDP’s internal race captivates attention, it’s crucial to recognize the broader political spectrum. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) conducts its primaries, and smaller parties will field candidates. The September 21st election promises competition and unpredictability, with Edo State voters deciding their leader for the next four years.
Stay Informed! As the PDP’s form sales conclude and the primaries approach, the Edo State gubernatorial race intensifies. Stay tuned for updates on campaigns, primaries, and the main election. This political saga carries implications not only for Edo State but also for the national political landscape in Nigeria.