The party commended the state governor for the approval. The governor had insisted that no party should hold any political gathering outside the stadium in order to check the spread of coronavirus disease.
In a statement signed by the state publicity Secretary of the party, Chris Nehikhare, the PDP said their decision to apply for the use of the facility was in compliance with the extant COVID 19 regulation in the state. The statement reads:
“Edo PDP is pleased to report that His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki has granted approval for our party to use the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for our Governorship Primaries”.
“As a law abiding party and in compliance with the extant COVID-19 Regulations in the State, we applied for use of the stadium in line with Regulation 2(2) of the Dangerous Disease (Emergency Prevention) Supplementary Regulation dated 22nd May, 2020 (gazetted vide Gazette No. 20 vol. II )”
“Edo PDP governorship primaries is scheduled to hold on 19th and 20th of June, 2020”