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Edo 2023: Supporters gather at Ogie residence, celebrate nomination as Ighadalo running mate



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On Saturday, Edos numbering over 2,000 or more gathered at the Aideyan residence of the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP and Secretary to State Government, Osarodion Ogie, at a lively jollification with the newly-nominated running mate to Asue Ighodalo.

People from all walks of life including academics, politicians, traditional rulers, artisans, men, women and youths, even people with disabilities (PWDs), were amongst persons who thronged the Country home of Osarodion Ogie to identify with the honourable gentleman.

On Friday, news of Osarodion Ogie’s nomination hit the public space, creating a convivial atmosphere that has continued to increase up to this moment.

Council Chairmen, including Hon. Eghe Ogbemudia, Egor, Hon. Collins Ogbewe, Ovia North East, Dr. Eric Osayande, Ikpoba-Okha, and other top political players in Edo were physically present; a boisterous show of solidarity that has caused severe unsettlement in the camps of the opposition.

Edos, across political divides, economic and religious affiliations, have long waited for the announcement of the nomination of Osarodion Ogie, they have vowed to embark on a statewide mobilization to ensure victory for the PDP in the fast-approaching September poll.

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While Edos feasted, Asue Ighodalo, a remarkably social governorship candidate of the PDP, surfaced to the cheer of the large crowd, who gave him a grandiose reception upon sighting him.

“Ai, O², Ai, O², Ai, O², Ai, O², Ai, O², Ai, O²” rented the air as men, women, boys and girls built circles of joy around the candidates.

Obviously impressed with the turn out of people at the SSG’s residence, Asue Ighodalo took to exchanging pleasantries with as many as he could; in a remarkably humble manner, the Edo governor-hopeful moved from section-to-section, corner-to-corner, connecting with his people, in company of the SSG.

With over nine (9) associations present, including Edo Drivers Welfare Scheme (EDWS), Association of Fashion Designers, Arewa Community, PWDs, Edo Hunters Association, Butchers Association, etc, and more to fall in line as the campaigns set to kickstart, one can say unequivocally that the PDP is headed for victory with Ighodalo-Ogie on the frontline.

The duo possesses robust understanding of the policy direction of the new Edo project, playing significant policy roles in the Obaseki-led administration; while Asue Ighodalo has managed the economic blueprint of our dear State via the instrumentalities of the Ighodaro Economic Summit, Osarodion Ogie champions the policy infrastructure of this administration, creating an enabling template for advanced socio-infrastructural growth.

God-willing, November this year, Asue Ighodalo and Osarodion Ogie will inherit a commendable developmental system that will see to the expansion of the frontiers of Edo for multisectoral development and increased civil and public service reforms, among others.