From Fred Itua, Abuja
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 2024 election in Edo State, Senator Monday Okpebholo, may soon receive big wigs from the fractured Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Those expected to join the APC in the coming days are two former governorship aspirants, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama and Omosede Igbinedion, both from Edo South Senatorial District.
Stakeholders believe that with the possible entrance of Igbinedion, Ovia North East and South West are settled for APC since the running mate to the APC candidate and member representing the federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa hails from the area.
Daily Sun gas gathered that majority of PDP members across the three senatorial districts and 18 local governments may dump Obaseki’s PDP, while his Deputy, Philip Shaibu is also hell bent at decimating support for Obaseki’s candidate, Asuen Ighodalo.
“The forces at play against the governor are numerous especially his poor performance in office as the major albatross that would finally undo the governor and his anointed candidate at the polls,” am aggrieved PDP member noted.
On the flip side, the APC in the state has resolved its post-primary elections tussle and appears ready to launch its campaign soon.
The National Working Committee of the APC is expected to announce the campaign structure for Edo elections soon, as parties await the lifting of ban on electioneering campaigns in the state.