A former Vice of Nigeria, President Atiku Abubakar, has called on all members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unite in order to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed September 19 for the election.
The PDP has fielded Governor Godwin Obaseki, who joined its fold recently, while the APC has Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its candidate for the election.
In a statement issued on Saturday by his special adviser on media, Paul Ibe, Atiku said the appointment of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to lead the PDP campaign team was a right step in the right direction.
“The PDP couldn’t have made a better choice because Governor Wike is an outstanding and dedicated party man, who has consistently worked for the success of our party.
“Wike is eminently qualified for this important assignment, especially at these critical times when the country is desperately looking for change from the present state of despair in the land.
“We should be solidly united in this task by throwing our weight behind Governor Wike in the effort to retake Edo State and return it to the path of even greater development,’’ Atiku stated.