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Atiku Throws Weight Behind Ighodalo, Calls for Unity Among Edo PDP Guber Aspirants

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming governorship election in Edo State, Asue Ighodalo for his victory at the just-concluded primary election of the party.

The former vice president, who was also the presidential candidate of the PDP in the last general election, said the election of a thorough-bred technocrat by the PDP as the party’s candidate in Edo State signposts the urgency that the PDP gives to ensuring that the next governor of the state is a round peg in a round hole.

Atiku, in a press statement signed by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, on Saturday, stated that “the PDP leadership and members in Edo State must be congratulated also, for an amazing primary election that produced the quality of candidate to fly the flag of our party in the upcoming election.

“The party has made a choice, and it is not in dispute that the choice is a good one. It is, therefore, on this note that I plead with all other aspirants and aggrieved stakeholders to reconcile and negotiate to make sure that Edo remains a PDP state.

“Barrister Ighodalo, apart from being a brilliant mind, in whose hands the affairs of Edo State will steer on stable waters, is also a fine gentleman.

“I believe that our candidate has what it takes to bring everyone willing to work for the interest of the PDP under the huge umbrella of our party,” Atiku said.

Continuing, he noted that the current hardship being experienced by Nigerians should energise every PDP member to work for the interest of the party, especially in Edo State, in ensuring that the ruling party, “the APC does not enlarge its map of hunger and poverty.

 Chuks Okocha

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