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A faction within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, known as the Legacy group, has issued a stern warning, declaring their intention to oppose the party in the upcoming governorship election if their grievances remain unaddressed.


Led by PDP National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih, the Legacy group demanded the reversal of the appointment of the new Deputy Governor, whom they identified as a member of the Labour Party.

Addressing attendees at the Edo Central PDP Leaders/Stakeholders’ Meeting held in Irrua, Edo, Orbih emphasized the urgency for the governor to resolve the grievances of the PDP Legacy group if the party aims to present a united front in the next governorship election.

Orbih highlighted widespread dissatisfaction among PDP members in Edo State regarding the state of the party and the performance of the Godwin Obaseki-led government.

He alleged that the administration had failed to prioritize the interests of the people.

Asserting the group’s commitment to Edo’s future, Orbih stated that their support in the upcoming election would be contingent upon the candidate’s ability to address pressing issues and foster inclusivity, regardless of party affiliation.

Commending the efforts of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo, in advocating for the repair of the dilapidated Benin-Auchi Road, Orbih emphasized that the focus should be on candidates who demonstrate a genuine concern for Edo’s welfare.

The meeting, according to Orbih, served as a clear message to the PDP leadership at both state and national levels, urging them to rectify what the Legacy group perceives as unjust treatment of its members in Edo or face opposition.

Former Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, echoed sentiments of discontent, stating that the PDP’s chosen candidate lacked local acceptance, deeming him “not a homeboy.”

Similarly, former House Representative member for Oredo Federal Constituency, Hon. Ogbeide Ihama, voiced opposition to the imposition of a candidate from Lagos, underscoring the Legacy PDP’s rejection of external influences in Edo’s governance.

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