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Caption: Delegates casting their votes during the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial primaries to elect candidates to fly the party's flag at the forthcoming 2023 Senatorial elections, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City, on Monday, May 23, 2022.

2023 election: Edo PDP holds senatorial primary election

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, conducted primaries to elect candidates to fly the party's flag at the forthcoming 2023 Senatorial elections.

The process was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The chairman of the five-man committee for the Edo Senatorial District Primaries, Mr. Daniel Obiora, who spoke to journalists before the election, said he led other members of the committee to the state to ensure the conduct of a peaceful, free and credible primary election.

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Addressing journalists at the party’s secretariat in Benin City, Obiora said, “We are here for the purpose of the conduct of the primary election to elect our candidate in the upcoming general election in 2023.

"We have been duly nominated by the National Working Committee of our great party and I want to assure you that we are here with a good gift.

"We are here to conduct free, fair and credible elections and we seek the cooperation of all our party members,” he reassured.

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In his contribution, Edo PDP Chairman, Tony Aziegbemi, noted, “At the Edo PDP Secretariat this morning, are members of the panel empowered by the National Working Committee to conduct the senatorial primaries.”

He added, “We appeal to all our delegates to be as peaceful as they have been all this while, and from this end, from the party and electoral panel, we promise to make sure that they feel what is expected of us.”