The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Governor Nyesom Wike as chairman of the Edo State governorship Campaign Council.
This was disclosed yesterday by PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, after a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja.
The NWC also disclosed that the Adamawa State Governor, Umar Fintri, is the Deputy Chairman of the Campaign Council.
The party said it would announce the names of other members of the campaign council later.
Meanwhile, the PDP told the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) candidate in the Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that the people of Edo state have settled for Governor Godwin Obaseki, following his record of personal character and performance in office.
The party said it had noted Ize-Iyamu’s goodwill message to Governor Obaseki on his 63rd birthday but pointed out to the APC candidate that the qualities of a governor which he listed best described Governor Obaseki.
According to a statement by Ologbondiyan, the PDP also noted that Ize-Iyamu’s message came at the time Governor Obaseki was also receiving a massive outpouring of solidarity messages from the people of Edo state, including APC leaders, who called to express their support for the PDP candidate.
PDP said it appreciated Ize-Iyamu’s excellent description of the character traits of Obaseki, stressing that in line with his message, Governor Obaseki, has in the last four years, concentrated on unifying the state, doused political tension and remained completely focused on developing the state, which is the reason the people of Edo have collectively settled for his re-election.
The party stressed that even APC leaders, including the former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had also testified to Governor Obaseki’s qualities including his testimony that “Obaseki had been part of the tradition, he knows the vision, he knows the mission, he knows the target, he knows the challenges and he knows how to overcome them”.