Ahead of the 2024 governorship election in Edo State, a new group has emerged from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which the leaders said would be used to counter the plans of Governor Godwin Obaseki to “impose” his preferred aspirant as the next candidate of the party.
A leader of the party who attended the meeting held at the residence of the vice chairman, South – South of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih said the new group called Legacy Coalition, is made up of members of the old members of the party before Obaseki joined them in 2020 called the Legacy Group led by Orbih.
Prominent among the new group was a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP, Hon Charles Idahosa, former state woman leader of the APC, Dr Esosa Amadasun, former speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon Frank Okiye, a former commissioner in the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole administration, Comrade Orobosa Omo-Ojo, nine former local government area chairmen among others.
Among the legacy group were Owere Dickson Imasogie, former senatorial candidate of the PDP for Edo North, Hon Pascal Ugbmohe, two former members of the House of Representatives, Hon Ogbeide-Ihama and Sergius Ogun, the state secretary of the party, Hilary Otsu, the state woman leader of the party, Tseroe and others.
Addressing the group before it went into a closed door session, Orbih said with the victory of the PDP in the off-circle governorship election in Bayelsa State, it was possible for the opposition to win election under the President Bola Tinubu administration with