Ex-Rep emerges PDP chairman in Edo

By Bisi Olaniyi, Southsouth Bureau Chief

Former member of the House of Representatives, Tony Aziegbemi, has been elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State.

Aziegbemi defeated his closest rival, Felix Imoisil, through the state congress, which commenced on Saturday on the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin however was rounded off on Sunday.

The new chairman polled 817 votes whereas Imoisil had 488 votes‎.

The new state Secretary, Hillary Osu, polled 729 votes to defeat Omololu Ojehomon., who had 275 votes.

Edo Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chris Nehikhare, was re-elected polling 631 votes to defeat Osarenren Avarenren Goodluck who had 126 votes.

Nehikhare, whereas talking with reporters, shortly after he was declared winner, acknowledged that the peaceable state congress marked a brand new daybreak for Edo PDP.

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The publicity secretary stated: “We are going to do issues higher, sooner, sharper, extra people-oriented and centered.

“The new Edo State Chairman of PDP’s style may be different from that of the outgoing Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih but we have to complement one another.”

‎While additionally talking, a member of the House of Representatives, who represents Oredo constituency, Ogbeide Ihama, known as on all PDP trustworthy in Edo state to work with the brand new members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the celebration to be effectively positioned, particularly with the governorship election holding on September 19.

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