Edo 2020: 35 Parties Pledge Support For Obaseki, APC Says the Coalition Is For Financial Gain

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has received support from 35 political parties yesterday ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the State.
Addressing a press conference in Benin City under the name, Coalition of Political Parties (CPP), Chairman of CPP, Hon Collins Oreruan said the coalition is fully on ground to make sure that the re-election of Obaseki is paramount to them as group.
Oreruan at the press conference said they felt instead of acting as individual entities, it will be more effective to support the governor as a block in order to have a landslide victory with the available party structure.
The CPP Chairman said the coalition has advised their individual governorship candidates to withdraw and join hands with Obaseki to build on the growth and developmental legacies and foundation he has laid in his first tenure and they shall synergize with the People Democratic Party, PDP, to mobilize the voters at grassroots on the reason the governor should be returned as governor.
However, Chairman Edo State APC Media Council John Mayaki reacting to the news said the move was means by the actors to get financial reward from Obaseki.
But on the allegation that they were procured by Obaseki, the Secretary of CPP, Shadrack Udagbai denied the allegation saying that there is no truth in that, it is baseless and cannot be substantiated.
He further said that they have agreed to collapse their structure under the PDP led by Governor Godwin Obaseki on their own and no money was given to them.
He however concluded that the APC should provide evidence because the burden is on the accuser to prove.

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