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Edo 2024: PDP kicks, insists Ighodalo is party’s flagbearer

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has reacted to the nullification of the party’s governorship election, insisting that Asue Ighodalo is its flagbearer.

TheNewsGuru.com reports that Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja voided the February 2024 election that produced Ighodalo on the ground that 378 delegates who were supposed to vote at the primary election were unlawfully excluded by PDP.

However,  the party is  insisting  that the Lagos-based lawyer remains its flagbearer ahead of the September 21 governorship election in Edo State.

“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 judgement of the Federal High court in Abuja did not in any way affect the candidature of Dr Asue Ighodalo,” Edo PDP Chairman, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, said in a statement shortly after the court ruling.

The Edo PDP noted that some elements within the state were spreading rumours about its candidate, claiming they were scared of Ighodalo’s rising popularity.

Although it did not reveal the identities of the elements, the PDP called on its members to remain calm, assuring that there is no cause to be worried by the development.

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

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

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