The accreditation of the 740 delegates for
Monday’s governorship primary of the
Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has
begun in three centres located in Benin,
the state capital.
The delegates drawn from the 192 wards
in the state are expected take part in the
exercise to elect a candidate to fly the flag
of the major opposition party in the
September 10 gubernatorial election.
The designated accreditation centres, are
the PDP state secretariat on First-East
Circular road, Emporium at the Johnson
Bazuaye and Sons Estate on Boundary
road and Okada House at Uselu, for
delegates from Edo Central, Edo North
and Edo South, respectively.
Three aspirants will contest the primary
election, which will hold at the Samuel
Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin.
They are a former Secretary to the State
Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; a
former member of the state House of
Assembly, Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen;
and the candidate of the All Nigeria
Peoples Party in the 2012 governorship
election, Mr.Solomon Edebiri.
The exercise will be chaired by the
Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi.
Whoever emerges will face the candidate
of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Mr.
Godwin Obaseki.