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Edo guber: Atiku pacifies aggrieved PDP aspirants, seeks support for Asue Ighodalo

Atiku Abubakar addresses press conference Atiku Abubakar addresses press conference

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has asked aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state to embrace peace.

In a statement issued by Paul Ibe, his media adviser, Atiku asked the aspirants who contested in the PDP governorship primary in Edo to rally around Asue Ighodalo.

Ighodalo, a businessman, won the PDP governorship primary poll organised by the national working committee (NWC) of the party for the Edo governorship election slated for September.

Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo, won the parallel governorship primary organised by a faction of the party.

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In the statement issued on Saturday, Atiku said the party members and aspirants should reconcile and work for the interest of the party.

“The PDP leadership and members in Edo State must be congratulated also for an amazing primary election that produced the quality of candidate to fly the flag of our party in the upcoming election,” Atiku said.

“The party has made a choice, and it is not in dispute that the choice is a good one.

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“It is, therefore, on this note that I plead with all other aspirants and aggrieved stakeholders to reconcile and negotiate to make sure that Edo remains a PDP state.

“Barrister Ighodalo, apart from being a brilliant mind, in whose hands the affairs of Edo State will steer on stable waters, is also a fine gentleman.”

Atiku said Ighodalo has “what it takes” to unite members of the PDP willing to work for the interest of the party.

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