Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, has ordered the state leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to remain unified and promote an atmosphere of inclusivity and unity, ensuring that the party successfully plays its role in the state’s and country’s development and prosperity.
Obaseki made the charge during a meeting of PDP members in the Oredo Local Government Area (LGA) in Benin City yesterday.
Obaseki described the LGA as the thermometer and heart of Edo politics saying, “PDP has a strong political base in Oredo; we should show the state and country our political relevance as we direct the path.”
The governor continued: “We should build the party and others will follow. I will not do anything behind your back, as we will sit together to negotiate and make decisions that will benefit us all.
“I am a digital governor; I work with data. Even without delineation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), no ward in Oredo has less than 25 polling units.”
Obaseki added: “For the purpose of appointment, Oredo is now 25 wards, not 12 anymore. It will affect everything else, including the number of Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and Special Assistants (SAs). Leaders should meet today and finalise the list of political appointees and submit it to me. I will announce the names on the list by 7 pm and the inauguration will be done tomorrow in Government House by 12 noon.”
Invoking inclusive politics, the governor stated that the party’s e-registration goal is one million members, adding, “Any party that doesn’t include people to share in its ideology is already a failure as everyone is important to the party.”