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Edo 2024: We Will Defeat PDP’s Asue Ighodalo — Oshiomhole

Former All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman and Senator representing Edo North in the National Assembly, Adams Oshiomhole is confident that his party will win the election coming up on September 21 in Edo state.

Gatekeepers News reports that Oshiomhole expressed optimism about APC win when he paid a visit to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at State House in Abuja on Friday.

Oshiomhole asserted that his party’s candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo, will defeat Mr Asue Ighodalo of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the ballot.

He said, “Why should we even bother about shortcuts? Any day, we would defeat Asue Ighodalo,” he told journalists about his party’s chances in the polls.”

Also, Oshiomhole commented on the crisis ravaging PDP chapter in his state, alleging that all party members in Egor LGA of Edo State decamped to APC.

Oshiomhole noted that he visited the President to keep him abreast with APC’s campaign activities in his state.

He said, “We went with the candidate and the running mate to give the President. He is the leader of the party to give him an update on the campaigns going on and what we are doing and the fact that we are harvesting more and more people every day.”

“I’m surprised that rather than speculating about who will face what, you are not a witness to the fact that the entire PDP in Egor, a month ago, all the wards, decamped to APC. Just last week in my local government, the remaining remnants of PDP decamped to the APC.”

He also debunked rumours that the crisis that emanated from invalidation of the PDP governorship primary was orchestrated by the APC.

Oshiomhole emphasized that the issue was an internal crisis of the ruling party and had nothing to do with the APC.

He also dismissed claims that the PDP primary election crisis was orchestrated by APC.

The senator added, “So what power do I have? How can we, a non-state group, have power to influence a seasoned politician to move against themselves?”

“So this is purely PDP intra-party, and I think the lesson is very clear, mainly that parties must be encouraged to obey the laws that regulate the conduct of primaries, and that rules are meant to be obeyed if you formulate your constitution.”

“It is the base of the contract between party members. Now, the Electoral Act is meant to ensure that everybody played the game within the you know, within the rules, so we have nothing to do it.”

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