PDP to present certificate of return to Ighdalo leaving Shuaibu stranded

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Following the recently concluded primary election, the leadership of the People’s Democratic in Edo State has decalerd its intention to issue a certificate of return to Dr. Asuenrime Ighodalo on Tuesday.

This was made known by Debo Ologunabgba, the Party’s National Publicity secretary, in a statement tagged “PDP presents Certificate of Return to its Edo State Governorship Election Candidate, Dr. Asuerinme Ighodalo.”

However, the statement doesn’t include any proposition as to the decision made in regards to the deputy governor of the state, Philip Shuaibu, who had also emerged winner in a parallel primary that took place on Thursday 22nd February, 2024.

The statement read, “Following the successful completion of the Edo State governorship primary election and the ratification of the exercise by the appeal panel, the National Working Committee of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, hereby announces the presentation of the Certificate of Return to Dr Asuerinme Ighodalo, the elected candidate of our party for the September 21, 2024 governorship election in Edo State.

“The Certificate Presentation ceremony is scheduled as follows: Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024; Venue: National Executive Committee (NEC) Hall, Wadata Plaza, PDP National Secretariat, Abuja; Time: 12 noon.

“The national leadership of the PDP commends all leaders, critical stakeholders, and members of our party in Edo State for the peaceful and successful conduct of our governorship primary election in the state.

“The NWC charges all members to be guided by the above-stated date and time and continue to work together to ensure victory for our party and candidate in the forthcoming election.”

At the party’s delegate election, which took place at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Ighodalo triumphed.

However, Shaibu conducted a parallel primary in a different location and emerged as the winner.

 

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Alex Obichie
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