Members of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Legacy Group, a faction loyal to the party’s National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih, and the Senator Representing Edo South Senatorial District, Sen Matthew Urhoghide, were missing at Atiku Abubarkar’s campaign rally on Saturday in Benin City.
PDP supporters at Ogbemudia Stadium
This is even as the governor of Rivers State, Nysome Wike and his Oyo, Benue, Abia and Enugu counterparts were nowhere around the venue of the rally. A development political observers in the state said may affect the party’s chances at the general elections.
Notable amongst the PDP legacy members that were not at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, venue of the PDP Presidential Rally, were Chief Dan Orbih, Edo State PDP Vice Chairman, Barr Henry Omagbon, House of Representatives Member, representing Oredo Federal Constituency, Engr Ogbeide-Ihama, Mr Pascal Ugbome, Barr Lucy Omagbon, Engr Mike Onolemenmen, Larry Okunbor and Ogieva Okunbor.
The Legacy group were also missing during the inauguration of the Edo state Campaign Council on Friday, October 20, 2022, where the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, who is the Chairman of the Edo Campaign Council promised that the state is ready to deliver votes for the PDP in 2023 General Elections.
There was also the presence of heavily armed security men in and around the Ogbemudia Stadium.
While addressing party supporters during the rally earlier today, Atiku Abubakar, promised to fulfil his promises to Nigerians if elected into office, noting that security and economy would be given top priority by his government.
He thanked the people of the state for voting Governor Obaseki into office for the second time, and ensured that “Edo was not Lagos state.”