JUST IN: Edo deputy gov arrives PDP secretariat, demands certificate of return

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu has arrived the National Secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), insisting that he won the governorship primary election in the state.

Addressing journalists at the secretariat, Shaibu noted that he had come to receive his certification of return.

“Today is the day set aside for the collection of certificate of return for the winner of the primary. I understand someone came yesterday and was given, well, the court will decide…”

Politics Nigeria reported that Asue Ighodalo, a frontline aspirant in the PDP governorship primary election in Edo State, was declared winner of the poll.

Ighodalo was declared winner of the primary election which took place on Thursday, February 22, 2024, after polling a total of 577 votes.

Chairman of the Edo Electoral Committee and Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State declared him the winner of the exercise.

Shaibu, on the other hand, emerged winner of a parallel primary election which took place at his house.

Ighodalo has, however, said that he would not lose sleep over Shaibu’s actions adding that PDP leadership would handle the matter.

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