Philip Shaibu, Asue Ighodalo emerge as Edo PDP governorship candidates

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Philip Shaibu and Asue Ighodalo
Philip Shaibu and Asue Ighodalo
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Lagos-based lawyer emerges victorious in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Edo state. The fierce competition saw Ighodalo triumph over nine other contenders, a notable figure among them being the incumbent deputy governor of the state, .

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The high-stakes election unfolded on Thursday, February 22, at the bustling Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in the heart of Edo’s capital.

With a resounding mandate, Ighodalo secured 577 votes, solidifying his position as the PDP’s nominee for the upcoming September 2024 polls.

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The atmosphere at the stadium was charged with anticipation as party members and supporters eagerly awaited the results that would shape the political landscape in the state.

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The Chairman of the Edo PDP Primary Electoral Committee, and concurrently, the Governor of Zamfara state, Dauda Lawal, formally declared Asue Ighodalo as the victorious candidate.

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Ighodalo’s triumph not only highlights his political acumen but also underscores his recognition as a financial and legal expert.

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This outcome sets the stage for an intriguing gubernatorial race in Edo State, as Ighodalo prepares to navigate the challenges ahead on his quest for leadership.

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Philip Shaibu emerges as 

In a surprising twist in the political landscape of Edo State, Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has emerged as the factional candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming 2024 governorship election.

The parallel primary, held independently of the main PDP process, saw Shaibu clinch victory with an impressive tally of over three hundred and one votes.

This development introduces an intriguing dynamic to the political narrative, as Shaibu, a key figure in Edo State’s current administration, stakes his claim in the race for the gubernatorial seat.

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The factional nature of the primaries underscores the complexity and internal dynamics within the PDP, setting the stage for a contest that promises to be closely watched and hotly debated.

As the deputy governor emerges from the factional primaries with a decisive mandate, the political landscape in Edo State gains an additional layer of intricacy.

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The upcoming election is now poised to witness a competitive clash of candidates, each vying for the opportunity to shape the future trajectory of the state.

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