Just In: Philip Shaibu Wins PDP Parallel Primary Election 

The current deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has emerged as the winner of the parallel People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Edo State.

RovingNaija Reporters gathered that Shaibu won the primaries with three hundred and one votes.

However, the Governor Godwin Obaseki faction of the party is yet to commence its own election.

10 aspirants are cleared to lock horns for the governorship ticket of the People’s Democratic Party in Edo and they are Hon. Omosede Igbinedion; former chairman Edo State APC, Anselem Ojezua; former chairperson of Esan West Local Government Area, Felix Akhabue, former managing director of Sterling Bank, Dr Asue Ighodalo; Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu; Arthur Esene, former House of Representatives member, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama; Amb. Martin Uhumoibi, Osaro Onaiwu and Umoru Hadizat.

In a statement released by the party’s State Organising Secretary, Tony Anenih says No fewer than 576 delegates were expected to decide the fate of the 10 aspirants at the primaries to be held at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin.

The exercise will be conducted by an electoral committee chaired by Zamfara State Governor Dauda Lawal with Governor Sheriff Oborevwhori of Delta as co-chairman. Other members of the committee are Senator James Manager (secretary), Senator Bayero Nafada, Mrs Nella Rabana, SAN, Hadiza Mustapha and Chief Felix Hyatt.

Anenih also Highlighted where the delegates and other people involved in the process, including the media, would gather, how they would be accredited, and how the exercise would be conducted.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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