Bala Mohammed arrives in Edo for crunch PDP primary

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday night arrived in Edo State ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primary.

Mohammed, who is the chairman, PDP electoral committee for the governorship primary, promised a fair process.

“We are going to deploy our experience in terms of exhibition and manifestation of internal party democracy to conduct a credible and acceptable primary election by doing justice to all involved and ensuring transparency in the process,” he said.

A total of 2,229 delegates are expected to participate in the election on Thursday after it was postponed twice.

Governor Godwin Obaseki who defected to the party from the All Progressives Congress (APC) battles for the ticket alongside Gideon Ikhine, Ogbeide-Ihama and Kenneth Imasuagbon.

Two of the aspirants are reported to have stepped down for Mr Obaseki.

The APC held its primary on Monday which produced Osagie Ize-Iyamu as candidate for the September 19 election.