A leader of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo South senatorial district, Owere Dickson Imasogie, has reiterated the potent readiness of the party to effectively slug it out with the ruling and “crisis-ridden” All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state ahead of the 2020 Edo gubernatorial election.
Imasogie disclosed that with the congresses of the party at the different levels decisively concluded, the party was on the right and genuine path to produce the next governor of the state.
While acknowledging the loss of some party members to the ruling All Progressives Congress in recent times, Imasogie sounded upbeat as he revealed that the PDP was at the verge of harvesting even a greater number of defectors from the ruling APC that “is swimming in crisis.”
In his words, “The PDP remains virile, potent and optimistic ahead of the governorship elections. You are aware that our aspirants have been very visible since indicating their genuine interests. With the party congresses done and out of the way now, the party is getting ready for the governorship primaries that would produce the candidate of the party.”
He maintained that since the party leaders had adopted the no-zoning formula to choose party officials and the governorship candidate, aspirants would subject themselves to canvassing for support from all and sundry in the different senatorial districts, noting that the advent and intensity of the Covid-19 pandemic had brought a lull to comprehensive campaign efforts.
However, he stressed that with the emergence of the State Party Chairman from the Edo Central senatorial district, political permutations, favour the Edo South district to produce the governorship candidate of the party.
In his words, “From the look of things and with the list of aspirants in its fold, the APC is picking its candidate from Edo South; whether it is the incumbent or a fresh candidate, they are all from Edo South. So, the political battleground is here in Edo south, with the district still favoured to produce the PDP candidate.”
Imasogie, therefore, enjoined party leaders and members in the state to remain firm and loyal to the PDP, noting that the chances of the party securing victory in the governorship election, to be held later this year, were very bright.