Atiku, Wike, Fintiri to lead Obaseki’s re-election campaign ahead of Edo polls

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his Adamawa State counterpart, Ahmadu Fintiri, have emerged leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party’s campaign team for the Edo State Governorship election.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who announced this in Abuja on Friday, noted that while Wike would serve as the chairman of the campaign council, Fintri would be the deputy chairman.

Also in the 77 member team are 13 other PDP governors and a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, is expected to inaugurate the campaign council at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Yakubu Dogara-led Peoples Democratic Party Screening Committee for the Ondo State governorship election, on Friday, cleared seven out of the nine aspirants seeking to contest the party’s primary slated for July 22-23, 2020.

Dogara said this while responding to questions from journalists at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja.

He explained that two aspirants were found ineligible to contest the primary but said they were free to approach the appeal committee on Monday to seek redress.

Aspirants who took part in the screening were: Eyitayo Jegede; Senator Boluwaji Kunlere; Deputy Governor, Dr Agboola Ajayi; Dr Eddy Olafeso; Banji Okunomo; Bode Ayorinde; Otunba Bamidele Akingboye; Mr Godday Erewa; and Mr Sola Ebiseeni.

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