Obaseki: With Supreme Court verdict, Edo PDP sure of victory in 2023 polls

30 Sep 2022

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Caption: Edo State Governor, Mr. Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (middle) with the Secretary to State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq. (2nd left), during an inspection tour of Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) Headquarters in Ogba Road, Benin City, on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the ruling of the Supreme Court on Friday will help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State put all issues at rest and work together to ensure success in the 2023 general election.

Obaseki spoke to journalists during an inspection tour of Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) Headquarters in Ogba Road, Benin City.

The governor said the inspection became necessary to assess the level of preparedness of EDSIEC, especially in terms of deployment of infrastructure, to conduct the Local Government Election in the State.

Obaseki, who was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., and other top government functionaries, said members of PDP in the state belong to one family and will work together.

He noted: “No matter the differences, we will all still carry the umbrella. As the Justice said, most of the actors are created by statues of the law and they must follow the law. What we have just established is that things have to be done legally and properly.

"The Supreme Court judgement will help the party put all the issues at rest and come together as a family to mobilize and focus on the main agenda for the party now, which is to win the presidential election come 2023.

"We are one family and will work together whatever our differences. We will all still carry the umbrella. We are here to see the preparedness of EDSIEC in terms of their infrastructure to conduct the local government election.”