77 powerful party members as been nominated by the people’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chaired by Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike as National Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship Election to deliver the state for PDP against Pastor Patrick Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC and some other candidates of other political party.
This was contained in a statement released and signed on Friday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodinyan on the party’s official Twitter handle @OfficialPDPNg.
The statement stated that alongside Gov. Wike who is the Chairman, Umaru Fintiri, the Adamawa State Governor, will serve as Deputy Chairman with Engr. Dr. Agbo Emmanuel as the Secretary.
In what may now appeared as too strong for the APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Dr. Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Yakubu Dogara, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, are also named as member of the Council
This is an indication that the PDP is in for a serious business in Edo state, and are not ready to be intimidated by the long list of the APC Campaign Council released yesterday.
Recall that APC has yesterday released a long list of 49 powerful party members of their party for a similar role, and in what appears as a counter action by the PDP, it releases 77 of its own powerful party members for a similar role.
Kola Ologbondiyan revealed that the official inauguration of the council will be done at the party secretariat on Tuesday, July 7 and that the composition has been approved by the national working committee of the party.
Other members of the the campaign council are Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Gov. udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Ayodele Fayode, Tom Ikimi among others.