Edo LGA Polls: PDP Commends EDSIEC For Being Truly Independent, Not Yielding To Intimidations


Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Dr Tony Aziegbemi, has commended Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), for delivering its duty in the just concluded Local Government Councils election in the state without fear or favour.

Evaluating the last Saturday council election at a press conference in Benin, Aziegbemi said, the overwhelming support could be described as a covenant between the party and the Edo people.

“We also appreciated the State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) for standing upright and shunning all intimidation and blackmail tactics deployed by some enemies of democracy, before, during and after the Local Government Councils elections”.

“The Edo PDP also wish to pay glowing tributes to His Excellency, the Governor of Edo State, for allowing the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), to be truly independent indeed thereby allowing for election results that reflect the wishes of the people. The Governor has by this displayed that he is a true democrat.

“We will also like to pour encomiums on the opposition parties for putting us a gallant fight. In democracy, the minority will have their say but the majority will always have the trophy, just as we extend our hands of fellowship to all who participated in the elections and call on them to join in our determination to make life meaningful and better for our people at the grassroots.

“The victory in such a contest does not belong to any individual or party but to democracy”, Aziegbemi said.

He assured that PDP will not disappoint the people but will strive to ensure that the newly elected local government chairmen and councilors keep to the dictates of the manifesto of the party.

According to him, on Saturday September 2nd , 2023, Edo voters came out in their numbers and voted overwhelmingly for all the PDP chairmanship and councilorship candidates in the 18 local governments and 192 wards in the State.

“Indeed it was a loud endorsement and a vote of confidence in the PDP administration led by His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki, the Executive Governor of Edo State.

“The outcome is reflective of the dominance of the PDP in Edo State and the vigorous campaigns carried out by the party across all the 18 LGAs, 192 Wards,4519 units in the state.

“We will not take this overwhelming vote of confidence in our party by the Edo State voters for granted rather, we make a covenant this day not to disappoint the people” he said.

The Edo PDP Chairman also vowed that the party shall strive to ensure that the elected representatives keep to the dictates of the manifesto of the party which emphasizes transparency, equity, fairness and justice in the utilization of resources for the development of our local governments for the overall benefits of our people.

“The elected chairmen and councillors will immediately key into the templates which have been put in place by the Governor Obaseki led administration that have seen Edo State becoming the hub of new businesses, educational revitalization, sports , agriculture and other essentials of development.

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