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Edo 2024: Benin City Agog For Asue/Ogie

… as candidate promises more development in Edo State

Kingsley Ohens

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In a rare demonstration of love and support, residents and nonresidents of Benin City trooped out in their thousands to the ancient city of Benin, precisely the King’s Square, to register their support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Dr. Asue Ighodalo and his running mate, Osarodion Ogie Esq.

The cheerful and energetic supporters adorning attires of different colours while displaying placards with different inscriptions such as, “Asue Ighodalo remains our candidate,” “Dem Go Do am,” “Asue has capacity, competence, character and compassion,” “We Need a competent governor, “Prosperity For Edo”, “Edo is for Asue Ighodalo, PDP,” etc.

Speaking at the rally where a one minute silence was observed in honour of those who lost their lives in the Jettu Market incident, the coordinator, Edo Voter’s Assemble, Comrade Austin Osakue, declared that Dr. Asue Ighodalo remains the authentic candidate of the PDP and will be elected as governor of the state come 21st September 2024.

He noted that party politics is a serious business far greater than social media scam, fraudulent or back door activities; and urged everyone to disregard the rumour making the rounds concerning any court issue.

He said Edo State is a PDP stronghold and urged the people to vote massively for Dr. Asue Ighodalo, PDP with the umbrella as the symbol.

Addressing the mammoth crowd, Dr. Asue Ighodalo noted that Edo is blessed and should not be allowed to go into the hands of those who don’t mean well for the state. He said Edo State will continue on the path of progress and prosperity under his watch as governor of the state.

The governorship hopeful appreciated the people of the state for the massive turnout and bold statement, and appealed to them to be firm in their resolve and not only vote for him but also protect their votes.

On his part, the PDP Governorship Campaign Council Director General, Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, appreciated the people for coming out enmass to show their love and support for the PDP, its governorship candidate and his running mate, Bar. Osarodion Ogie, stressing that Asue Ighodalo would do well for the state.

He advised the people not to fall victim to sweet-talking tricksters, who will promise things they will never deliver.

He added that with his impressive track record, Dr. Ighodalo will definitely further peace and prosperity in the state.

The high point of the event was a road match round the Benin City center square through Airport Road to the state party secreteriat in solidarity and support for the party and its candidate.

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