JUST IN: Edo South APC Leaders Back Ogbeide-Ihama As Okpebholo’s Running Mate

Edo South APC Leaders Back Ogbeide-Ihama As Okpebholo's Running Mate

Ahead of the September 21 Edo State governorship election, at least 30 leaders of the () from Edo South Senatorial District (Benin) have endorsed Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama as running mate to the governorship candidate of the , Monday Okpebholo.

The leaders gave the endorsement at a meeting attended by top former governorship aspirants and other critical stakeholders from Edo South in .

Among those present at the meeting were Osagie Ize-Iyamu, General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd), Lucky Imasuen, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, among others.

Ogbeide-Ihama, a former member of the and a formidable politician from Edo South, until recently, was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party ().

The popular Edo politician, who controls the structure of the Dan Orbih-led faction of the PDP in Edo South, is moving into the APC with thousands of supporters and PDP party leaders from the senatorial zone.

It was gathered that his movement to the party and his endorsement by leaders from the largest senatorial district in Edo State may earn the APC the needed victory from Edo South during the polls.

One of the leaders who attended the meeting, quoted the leaders as saying that “major leaders from Edo South had never been this united. That is why victory has been very elusive for the APC in the senatorial district. We've now settled that issue.”


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