Edo: Ighodalo congratulates APC, LP candidates, preaches issue-based campaigns

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the forthcoming election in Edo state, Dr. Asue Ighodalo, has congratulated his counterparts of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Labour Party (LP) Senator Monday Okpebholo and Barr. Olumide Akpata on their emergence as flag bearers for their respective Parties.

Ighodalo urged them to join him in a commitment to focus on issue-based campaigns ahead of September 21, 2024 governorship election.

He restated his firm belief that Edo’s strength was the unity of her people; and  appealed to all candidates to refrain from campaigning with messages that promote division and disunity. 

The PDP candidate noted, “the February 2023 general elections saw a level of hate and vitriol masked as political sloganeering that took this nation to the brink; and the fires politicians lit back then continued to smoulder across the nation.

“I and my team will continue to campaign to the people of Edo State in language and behaviour that seeks to unite rather than divide. 

“We will stay focused on the issues that matter to our people; and there will be no descent into abuse, ethnic-baiting and name-calling. 

“Also, we must not destroy the unity of the State we seek to govern. I therefore urge all my fellow candidates to similarly run respectful issue-based campaigns.”