EDO 2024: Azemhe Emerges NNPP flag bearer


The renowned Edo State televangelist, Dr Azemhe Azena has emerged as the flag bearer for the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in Edo state gubernatorial election slated for September 21.

He scored 211 votes to secured the NNPP ticket in a tense exercise held in Benin on Friday.

Dr Azemhe’s declaration was made by the primary election committee which has the former Ogun state NNPP Governorship candidate, Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo as secretary.

The announcement heralded jubilation that resonated across the state.

Peter Okoeguale, who came second in the keenly contested primary election which was held at the Depraisery event centre on Ugbor Road, Benin-city polled 100 votes.

Rev Sebastian Iyere and Balogun Engeyemhe polled 25 votes and 17 votes respectively.

Dr Azemhe Azena who was until recently, a chieftain of the Labour Party and the first to declare his governorship ambition in LP, is very popular especially among the youths the state.

He is the Regional Pastor of Omega Fire Ministry South-South Region and hails from Okpekpe, Etsako-East in the Edo North senatorial zone.

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