Reacting to his appointment, Wike appreciated the party for selecting him to lead the Edo campaign and said he was fully prepared for the job.
Edo 2020: Governor Wike Reacts
The Governor said: “I have accepted the job given to me by my party and I am fully prepared for the task. I have a mandate to ensure that PDP wins the governorship election.
”I must defend what is right. I am waiting for the council to be inaugurated before unveiling our plans.”
The PDP Edo Campaign Council has 76 members with Dr Agbo Emmanuel as its secretary.
Edo State PDP’s 76-man campaign council
Meanwhile, all the PDP governors are on the 76-man campaign council. Also, the campaign council housed the ich also has the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; former senate presidents Bukola Saraki; David Mark; former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu; former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and former governor Peter Obi.
The committee will be inaugurated on July 7 at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja.
Recall that the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had on Thursday announced Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje as chairman of a 49-member National Campaign Council for the Edo State governorship election.
The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma was appointed Deputy Chairman and Abbas Braimoh as the Secretary.