From Tony Osauzo, Benin

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Abiodun Johnson, has assured party members in the local government that the PDP in the state would resolve all its crisis in a short time and approach the governorship election with unity of purpose.

He stated this at the weekend at Igarra during the local government meeting of leaders and members of the party where they unanimously pledged to work and ensure victory for the party in the election.

Addressing the party faithful, Johnson, popularly known as Abifa and convener of the meeting, commended the unity among the members of the party in the local government area.

  Besides, he lauded the support the running mate to the governorship candidate of the party, Osarodion Ogie, was giving to the candidate, Asuen Ighodalo, describing the team as a “perfect match that is guaranteed of victory on election day.

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“This is the time the party needs to work together as a family to win the next election and ensure that the PDP retains the state and I believe this will be achieved.

“We have a very good team. Our candidate is pairing with a good man who has been of immense help to people in the three Senatorial Districts including me. That is a team that will take Edo State to a level of reference by others in terms of development so all hands must be on deck to make sure this is done”, Johnson said.

   In his comment, chairman of the local government council, Tajudeen Alade, expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the convener of the meeting and enumerated all projects so far completed and ongoing ones by his administration, saying that the projects were materials for campaigns once embargo in campaign is lifted.

On her part, Mrs P .O Balogun, expressed gratitude to Governor Godwin Obaseki for considering Akoko-Edo worthy for the office of Deputy Governor of the State, noting that it has put an end to the age-long cry of marginalisation.