Obaseki charges Edo PDP on unity, inclusion, hosts party members in Oredo LGA
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Obaseki charges Edo PDP on unity, inclusion, hosts party members in Oredo LGA

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to remain united and create an atmosphere of inclusiveness and togetherness, ensuring that the party effectively plays its role in the development and growth of the state and country.

Obaseki gave the charge during a get-together for PDP members in Oredo Local Government Area (LGA), held in Benin City on Tuesday.

Describing the LGA as the thermometer and core of Edo politics, Obaseki said, “PDP has a strong political base in Oredo; we should show the state and country our political relevance as we direct the path.”

The governor continued: “We should build the party and others will follow. I will not do anything behind your back, as we will sit together to negotiate and make decisions that will benefit us all.

“I am a digital governor; I work with data. Even without delineation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), no ward in Oredo has less than 25 polling units.”

Obaseki added, “For the purpose of appointment, Oredo is now 25 wards, not 12 anymore. It will affect everything else, including the number of Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and Special Assistants (SAs). Leaders should meet today and finalise the list of political appointees and submit it to me. I will announce the names on the list by 7 pm and the inauguration will be done tomorrow in Government House by 12 noon.”

Charging on politics of inclusion, the governor noted that the target for the party’s e-registration exercise is one million members, adding, “Any party that doesn’t include people to share in its ideology is already a failure as everyone is important to the party.”

On his part, the Senator Representing Edo-South Senatorial District, Sen. Matthew Urghohide reiterated the need for the party to remain one united family, noting that politics is a game of numbers.

“The vehicle that we are using, which is the PDP, is not the exclusive right of anybody. So, we must work together to build the party,” he charged.


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