PDP shuns Shaibu, presents certificate of return to Ighodalo Tuesday

Asuerinme Ighodalo

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presented a Certificate of Return to its Edo State governorship candidate, Dr Asuerinme Ighodalo, on Tuesday.

In a statement, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said “following the successful completion of the Edo State governorship primary election and the ratification of the exercise by the appeal panel, the National Working Committee of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, hereby announces the presentation of the Certificate of Return to Dr Asuerinme Ighodalo, the elected candidate of our party for the September 21, 2024 governorship election in Edo State.”

The statement was titled, “PDP presents Certificate of Return to its Edo State Governorship Election Candidate, Dr. Asuerinme Ighodalo.”

The national leadership of the PDP commended all leaders, critical stakeholders, and members of the party in Edo State for the peaceful and successful conduct of the primary election.

“The Certificate Presentation ceremony is scheduled as follows: Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024; Venue: National Executive Committee (NEC) Hall, Wadata Plaza, PDP National Secretariat, Abuja; Time: 12 noon,” the statement added.

It was, however, silent about the fate of the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, who also reportedly emerged candidate in a parallel primary held on the same day.