Edo 2024: PDP chairman clarifies court ruling on governorship candidate

The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, has clarified that the recent court ruling over the party’s governorship primary election has not removed Asue Ighodalo as the PDP’s governorship candidate.

This statement comes in response to rumors suggesting otherwise.

Dr. Aziegbemi released a statement to address the misinformation, emphasizing that certain elements are spreading false claims to deceive party members.

“The PDP is aware that certain elements who are scared of the soaring popularity of our candidate Dr. Asue Ighodalo are going about peddling rumors that the candidature of Dr. Asue Ighodalo has been nullified,” Aziegbemi stated.

“Let it be on record that the candidature of Dr. Asue Ighodalo as the flag bearer of the party for the 2024 elections remains intact and that the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja did not in any way affect the candidature of Dr. Asue Ighodalo.”

Aziegbemi urged PDP supporters to remain calm and resolute, assuring them that there is no cause for alarm.

Reactions from the Opposition

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council has called on Ighodalo to join their campaign efforts.

The former Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, also commented on the ruling, claiming vindication for his stance that the PDP did not conduct a proper primary election.

Shaibu stated, “I have been vindicated, having maintained from day one that the PDP did not conduct a proper primary election.”

Call for Unity

In his statement, Aziegbemi reassured party members of the PDP’s commitment to their chosen candidate and encouraged unity and focus as they approach the 2024 elections.

“We urge our teeming loyal supporters to remain calm and resolute as there is no cause for alarm,” he concluded.

This clarification aims to dispel any confusion among PDP members and reinforce the party’s confidence in Ighodalo’s candidacy for the upcoming governorship election.

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