Edo 2020: Obaseki approves stadium for PDP primary


Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki

By Ozioruva Aliu

Edo state government has approved the use of Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for its use to conduct its governorship primary election fixed for 19th and 20th June and this gesture has received a commendation from the leadership of the party in the state.

The letter of approval was issued by the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie (Esq) in a letter dated June 8th which he said was a sequel to the application letter by the PDP in line with the state government’s regulation on COVID-19.

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PDP in the statement signed by the state publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare said their decision to sort for the application was in compliance with the extant COVID 19 regulation in the state.

The statement reads that “Edo PDP is pleased to report that His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki has granted approval for our party to use the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for our Governorship Primaries.

“As a law-abiding party and in compliance with the extant COVID-19 Regulations in the State, we applied for use of the stadium in line with Regulation 2(2) of the Dangerous Disease (Emergency Prevention) Supplementary Regulation dated 22nd May 2020 (gazetted vide Gazette No. 20 vol. II ).

“Edo PDP governorship primaries are scheduled to hold on 19th and 20th of June, 2020”