PDP congratulates Ize-Iyamu •Hails INEC, security on roles

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated its gubernatorial candidate for the forthcoming Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on his emergence.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, member of its National Caretaker Committee in charge of publicity, described the primaries that took place last Monday as “free, fair, credible, and a victory for those who cherish freedom of choice depicting the democratic culture of the PDP.”

Noting that “it is indeed a triumph of a popular candidate and victory for democracy,” the statement said the outcome of the election in Edo “which is one of the best elections so far in Nigeria has proved to the opposition in the state that the PDP is a one united house built on the principle of delivering power to the people and the sustenance of our democracy at all levels irrespective of our various differences.”

It stated that the leadership of the party under the chairmanship of Senator Ahmed Makarfi commended the Electoral Committee led by Mr Dave Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State and thanked all the leaders and members of the party in the state, especially the delegates and other aspirants that participated in the poll.

It assured them of the support of the national headquarters to bring positive change to the people of the state through the forthcoming election.

The PDP noted with gratitude what it said was the immense contributions from the Commissioner of Police in Edo State and other security agencies for providing security during the election.