The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, to Chair Edo State governorship National Campaign Council.
Wike who recently criticised the National Working Committee over its handling of some issues on Edo governorship election will be heading Governor Godwin Obaseki’s reelection campaign.
The party announced Wike’s appointment via its official twitter handle on Friday, adding that Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, would serve as deputy to Wike.
“The @OfficialPDPNig NWC has appointed the Governor of Rivers State, H. E. Chief @NyesomWlKE as the Chairman of Edo State Governorship Election National Campaign Council. The deputy chairman is Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri”, the tweet read.
Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent Edo governor, defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP to pursue reelection, while Ize-Iyamu joined the APC from the PDP.
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Edo governorship election is scheduled to hold on September 19, according to Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).