Drama as Edo Deputy Governor elected as PDP flag bearer by factional PDP

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In Edo State, there has been a factional split within the People’s Democratic PartyPDP, with Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu winning the nomination of the newly formed faction. Shaibu collected more than 300 votes in the Parallel Primary, which was held by this faction. This development has added a layer of complexity to Edo State’s politics, and it is only when the election campaign enters its final phase that disputes are emerging within the state.

Questions are raised as to the unity and cohesion of the PDP in Edo State following the emergence of a faction headed by Deputy Governor Shaibu. At this point in time, the PDP leadership at state and national level is preparing for another primary. Questions are raised as to the unity and cohesion of the PDP in Edo State following the emergence of a faction headed by Deputy Governor Shaibu. At this point in time, the PDP leadership at state and national level is preparing for another primary.

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