Tony Ogaga

As the countdown to the September 19 gubernatorial elections in Edo State gathers momentum, The African Democratic Congress’s (ADC) gubernatorial candidate, Mabel Oboh’s posters have been spotted at strategic spots all over the state drumming up support for her candidacy.

Though attempts to speak to Oboh were not successful, a member of her campaign organization and PA, John Anyaebe revealed to the Sun that it was all in line with the vision of the party to ensure she clinches the gubernatorial ticket in September.

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Anyaebe said: “I can assure you that ADC is poised to clinch the gubernatorial ticket come September 19. The Mabel Oboh campaign organization is in maximum work mode and we are leaving no stone unturned in achieving our objective. It is time to give women a chance in Edo State politics.”

Confirming her plans to pay courtesy visit to stakeholders in the state, he added that the reason was because it is the ADC’s governorship candidates desire to carry all stakeholders along as she races for government house, Edo State.

Meanwhile, in another development, Ralph Okey Nwosu, the National Chairman of ADC, calling on the people of Edo State to throw their weight behind her candidacy said: “The ADC is the number one frontline and driving force for Nigeria’s transformation. I am calling on the people of Edo State to join the train as we embark on the mission. A super power Nigeria is possible in 20 years starting with Edo and Ondo State elections.

Recall that Oboh, a Nollywood practitioner emerged the party’s flag bearer after the withdrawal of Dr. Benjamin Akhigbe on July 13. In a statement, the party had stated that the choice of Oboh by ADC was informed by the party’s determination to liberate Edo women, youths and the entire Edo populace through the forthcoming governorship election in the state.