The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State said on Tuesday that its leaders and groups were engaged in talks towards removing all the grey areas for smooth conduct of Thursday’s governorship primaries in the state.
State Chairman of the PDP, Tony Aziegbemi who disclosed this in Benin, the state capital assured that mechanisms were being put in place for a hitch- free party primaries.
He said all the party leaders and concerned groups were engaged in talks towards resolving all issues.
According to Aziegbemi, “We are talking with our brothers, with our friends so that by tomorrow we will be done. We are preparing for the primaries on Thursday; hopefully all issues will be resolved.”
Assuring that there was no cause for alarm, Aziegbemi urged Edo people to remain calm as all issues relating to the party primaries and major elections would be resolved amicably in the interest of all.
Two of the party’s governorship aspirants namely Kenneth Imansuagbon and Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama have insisted that they would not step down for the governor who is facing a tough battle to pick the ticket.
Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu were granted waivers to participate in the party’s primary election by the National Working Committee of the party. Ogbeide-Ihama has however dragged the party to court on the contentious waiver.
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