Philip Shaibu wins factional Edo PDP guber ticket

Philip Shaibu, Edo deputy governor, has won the parallel governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The primary election won by Shaibu was a factional one.

Asue Ighodalo has been declared winner of another PDP Edo gubernatorial election which was observed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Shaibu’s governorship primary was reportedly held at his residence in Benin City, the state capital.


Bartholomew Moses, the returning officer who announced Shaibu as the winner of the primary election, said the deputy governor won the exercise with over 300 votes.

Some party delegates who arrived at the lawn tennis court of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, were reportedly denied access.

The delegates subsequently moved to Shaibu’s residence where the election was held.


Meanwhile, the primary election recognised by the PDP national working committee (NWC) was ongoing at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium as of the time of filing this report. 

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