A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Omosede Igbinedion, has picked the nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for the party’s governorship primary election in Edo State scheduled for next month.
Omosede is a younger sister to a former governor of the state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, and the daughter of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.
Addressing journalists after purchasing and collecting the forms to contest, Hon. Igbinedion expressed confidence that she will become Nigeria’s first elected female governor.
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Her words: “Our plan to win the party primary is on course. We are not perturbed about the endorsement of any aspirant. Members of Edo PDP know me, and I know them.
“I do not believe the governor has endorsed any aspirant. If there is anybody to be endorsed, I believe it will be me because of my antecedent and records of performance in last year’s general election.
“I gave the PDP the best result in Edo South senatorial district. I am focused on what I want to do for the Edo people. I represent the women and the youths; Edo will make history if I am elected governor. I have the largest support base, which is the women and the youth.
“We have been with the people, and they know us. We are in this race to win. Edo needs a governor that will speed up development for jobs and wealth creation.
“Our purpose in governance is to lift people. We will build infrastructure, we will build secondary schools and create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.”