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How Ighodalo Emerged Edo State PDP Gubernatorial Candidate

By Gideon Ayeni



Ighodalo walked out

After much anticipation, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has concluded its primary election, declaring Asue Ighodalo as the winner. The returning officer of the primary announced Ighodalo’s victory with a total of 577 votes while Comrade Philip Shaibu, the incumbent deputy governor of Edo State, trailed behind with just one vote.

The declaration of Ighodalo’s victory comes after earlier reports by, which indicated that Comrade Philip Shaibu had been declared the winner of a parallel governorship primary within the PDP. However, the tide swiftly shifted as Ighodalo secured a significant lead, highlighting a substantial margin of victory over Shaibu.

The outcome of the primary election shows the dynamic nature of political contests, with unexpected twists and turns shaping the electoral landscape. Asue Ighodalo’s triumph signals a new chapter in Edo State politics, setting the stage for a spirited campaign ahead of the general elections.

With the dust settling on the primary elections, all eyes are now on the upcoming gubernatorial race, where Ighodalo is poised to lead the PDP’s charge for leadership in Edo State. As stakeholders digest the outcome of the primaries, the political landscape in Edo State is poised for further developments in the run-up to the general elections
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