A former Vice-President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has pledged his total support for reelection of Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo 2020 Governorship election.
Atiku directed that his over 150 independent support groups in Edo state to be activated to support Obaseki who emerged as PDP candidate during the Party’s Primary election on Thursday.
The Deputy Director in charge of Atiku Support Group/Mobilization in the defunct Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation and PDP Presidential Campaign, Hon. Oladimeji Fabiyi confirmed the directives of the former Vice President to newsmen in Benin City on Saturday.
According to Fabiyi, Atiku directed that all Independent Atiku Support Groups in Edo State should be activated with immediate effect as part of mobilization for the victory of Godwin Obaseki, the governorship candidate of the PDP.
Fabiyi said the former Vice President as a major stakeholder of PDP, considers it expedient to put in place winning structures and machinery that will guarantee total victory for the party in Edo State.
“You know we need to complete the circle in the south-south region that naturally and originally belonged the PDP.
“Having received the directive with joy and enthusiasm, I have no doubt that all our support groups in Edo State will be very glad to receive this news and run with the directive of Atiku Abubakar for the benefit of Governor Obaseki and our great party in Edo State”, Fabiyi added