The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has emerged as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September gubernatorial election in Edo State.
He was announced after ratification by party delegates following the withdrawal of his main rival, Kenneth Imasuagbon.
With this development, Mr Obaseki will face his main rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the main election.
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At least seven other parties have concluded their primaries and selected candidates for the governorship election, according to the electoral commission, INEC.
The PDP primary was supervised by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, and his Zamfara and Oyo counterparts, Bello Mattawalle and Seyi Makinde.
Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Edo State, Dr. Johnson Alalibo Samikiem has said fifteen political parties would participate in the Edo election slated for September 19 in Edo State.
He said “INEC is fully prepared to conduct a free and credible election in the state. And In this regard, we have 15 political parties who have registered with us to participate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.