Gov. Dauda Lawal Chairs Edo PDP Primary Election, As Ighodalo Emerges Governorship Candidate 

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Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, chaired the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Primary Electoral Committee in Edo State.

Asue Ighodalo emerged as the PDP candidate in the upcoming governorship election in Edo State in a poll held on Thursday at the lawn tennis court of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Zamfara Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said that the PDP primary election in Edo state went smoothly, and a candidate was duly elected for the upcoming governorship election in September.

In his remarks before the polls, Governor Lawal urged all aspirants to have faith in the process, emphasising that the election would be free and fair. “As you all can see, the process is free. We want to conduct a credible election to provide a candidate for our great party in Edo State.”

After completing voting, sorting, and counting, Governor Lawal, as the returning officer for the election, declared Ighodalo as the winner of the primary poll.

Declaring the winner, Governor Lawal said Ighodalo secured 577 votes to defeat the other nine aspirants.

“As the PDP Primary Electoral Committee chairman, I hereby declare Asuelimen Ighodalo, the winner of today’s primary election with 577 votes.

“I congratulate the winner and urge other aspirants to accept the results with good faith. We must come together to face the next challenge, the governorship election.

“We must prioritise the interests of the party above all. As we have a candidate, we must offer our full support.”

Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
February 22, 2024


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