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Ondo PDP divided over Jegede’s running mate

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Barely two months to the Ondo State governorship election , there are strong indications that the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party is facing another round of crisis over the choice of Mr . Gboluga Ikengboju as running mate of its candidate for the election , Mr. Eyitayo Jegede .
Ikengboju, a member of the House of Representatives representing Okitipupa / Irele Federal Constituency, was announced by Jegede as his running mate via Twitter on Monday . The PDP candidate said the choice of his running mate was divine .
However, Ikengboju’ s choice has not gone down well with some members of the party who threatened to withhold their support for Jegede .
One of the PDP aspirants who lost to Jegede during the party primary , Mr . Banji Okunomo , has expressed displeasure over the choice of Ikengboju as running mate .
His campaign organisation made this known in a communique issued at the end of a meeting on Thursday .
The communique read in part , “ The BBO executive session views with emphatic disapproval and absolute sense of rejection the undemocratic and unpopular dimension in which Jegede chose to foist the nomination of Ikengboju on the PDP as his running mate , in stiff defiance to all wise counsels to the contrary, portraying him as a rigidly conservative person that will always override superior majority view .”
They said a choice of one of those who contested the PDP primary and lost would have been better.
However, a former deputy governorship candidate of the party , Mr. John Mafo , while congratulating Ikengboju on his selection , said Ikengboju’ s choice was a good one .
“ Being a man under authority , I am duty -bound to respect the choice of our candidate . Moreover, I am using this medium to call on all and sundry to let us put the issues of the primary and choice of deputy governorship candidate behind us and work for the success of our party in the forthcoming election , ” Mafo added .

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‘Obaseki’s Victory Shows Egocentric Politicking Can Be Defeated’ – Oyegun

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A former National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election.
Oyegun, in a statement on Tuesday, noted that egocentric politicking could be overcome.
“Please accept my deepest congratulations, Mr. Governor on your re-election as Governor of our great Edo State.
“You and your exemplary Deputy have shown that with good work and principled leadership, the ills of overbearing and egocentric politicking in our nation can be overcome.”
He noted: “Your very significant victory marks a watershed in Edo and indeed Nigerian politics and so places additional responsibilities on your shoulders.”
“I wish you and your Deputy four more years of inspired and productive leadership of our people who have reposed so much confidence in you,” Odigie-Oyegun added.

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Edo Election : US Hails INEC , Security Agencies

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Congratulations to the people of Edo State on a credible and peaceful governorship election. We thank the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian security services on the positive role they played in the election and commend their work in strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.
We recognize the critical role that Governor Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu played in promoting peace. We also thank our civil society partners for their invaluable work in upholding democracy and accountability in this election.
The United States remains concerned with reports of some violence that did emerge during the election, and by reports of vote-buying and intimidation of both voters and civil society domestic observers. We will continue to encourage all stakeholders, including INEC, political parties, and the security services, to improve the electoral process in the upcoming Ondo State governorship election.
As a democratic partner of Nigeria, the United States remains committed to working together to achieve our mutual goals of peace and prosperity for the citizens of both our countries.

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PDP Now Controls 16 States After Winning Edo, APC 19 States

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*PDP states*
(1). Edo State – PDP
(2). Rivers State – PDP
(3). Delta State – PDP
(4). Bayelsa State – PDP
(5). Cross River State – PDP
(6). Akwa Ibom state – PDP
(7). Enugu state – PDP
( . Ebonyi state – PDP
(9). Benue State – PDP
(10). Oyo State – PDP
(11). Adamawa state – PDP
(12). Bauchi State – PDP
(13). Abia State – PDP
(14). Zamfara State – PDP
(15). Sokoto State – PDP
(16). Taraba State – PDP
*APC States*
(1). Borno State – APC
(2). Imo state – APC
(3). Kano state – APC
(4). Kaduna state – APC
(5). Nasarawa state – APC
(6). Kogi state – APC
(7). Niger State – APC
( . Plateau State – APC
(9). Jigawa state – APC
(10). Kastina state – APC
(11). Kwara state – APC
(12). Kebbi state – APC
(13). Lagos – APC
(14). Ogun state – APC
(15). Yobe state – APC
(16). Gombe state – APC
(17). Ekiti state – APC
(18). Osun state – APC
(19). Ondo state – APC
*Anambra state is APGA.*
Geopolitical Zones:
North Central – APC 5, PDP 1
North East – APC 4, PDP 2
North West – APC 5, PDP 2
South East – APC 1, PDP 3, APGA 1
South South – APC Nil, PDP 6
South West – APC 5, PDP 1
2023 permutation begin!

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