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Obaseki not popular, can’t win state for PDP – Edo PDP secretary

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The Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Hillary Otsu, has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki is not a popular governor and cannot win the state for the party in the 2023 general elections.

In an interview with The Nation, Otsu said that the PDP lost in the presidential election for the first time in the state’s history and did not win a single National Assembly seat. 

He compared this to the previous years when the party had no Obaseki in its ranks and was led by Chief Dan Orbih as a strong opposition party, and they always won at least two Senate seats and a minimum of four or five House of Representatives seats.

Otsu said that Obaseki’s candidates in the 2023 elections were unpopular and most voters in their constituencies were aware of the illegal processes that brought them. He added that many PDP supporters opted to work against Obaseki’s candidates by supporting other candidates.

For example, PDP has never lost Edo Central and South Senatorial seats before, while a Labour candidate swept the Edo South Senate seat, after leaving PDP for Labour just a few months to the election,” Otsu said.

He said he believed there was an uncoordinated conspiracy to prove to the world that Obaseki wasn’t a popular governor. 

He added that many PDP members were pleased that the national body has come to realise that without the Legacy PDP, Obaseki cannot win Edo State for PDP.

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