Thirty-five registered and the recently de-registered political parties in Edo State on Friday joined their structures together in order to ensure the re-election of the incumbent governor of the state, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his deputy for another four years.
The state chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, who doubles and the leader of coalition of political parties, CPP, Hon Collins Dara Oreruan, during a press conference in Benin City, said the coalition was fully on ground to make sure that the re-election of Obaseki was achieved.
According to him, ‘instead of acting as individuals, it will be more effective to support the governor as a block with our existing party structure across the state.
‘We have advised our individual governorship aspirants to withdraw and join hands with Obaseki to build on the growth and developmental legacies and foundation he has laid in his first tenure’
”CPP shall synergize with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to mobilize the voter at grassroots on the reason why his excellency should be returned as governor.”
He noted that the CPP grassroots campaign would be issue based, highlighting the visible project and programs of Obaseki administration devoid of lies, false propaganda, insults and character assassination, unfounded and bias political innuendo that breeds hatred, malice and violence.
“Our support for Obaseki is total, progressive and focused on a better life for the people of Edo State,” he added.
Earlier, the CPP Secretary, Comrade Shadrack Udagbai told Journalists that SDP, AAC, DPP, KOWA and 31 others have concluded plans to collapse their structure for Obaseki.