The meeting hosted by the leader of the party and former governor, His Excellency, Chief Dr. Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, also gave a vote of confidence to the incumbent chairman of the party, Chief Dr. Dan Osi Orbih, who received a standing ovation as he was praised along his Exco for doing a great job of re-positioning the party.
In a press release made available toTracereporters and signed by the State` Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, “the party leaders unanimously agreed that the stewardship of Chief Dan Orbih and his executives have been exemplary and worthy of praise”.
According to the press statement, “All the speakers from Chief Tom Ikimi who spoke on behalf of Edo Central to Senator Oyofo who spoke for Edo North and H.E Lucky Igbinedion it was so affirmed”.
It reads in parts; “The meeting adopted the agenda for the meeting and thereafter went straight into the main issues of road map to 2020”.
“It was agreed that it was the responsibility of the National working Committee to conduct congresses that will usher in a new Exco at the end of the tenure of the present executive”.
“It was resolved that the Chairman at the earliest possible time will liaise with the National working committee (NWC) to know the time table for Edo congresses coming up in 2020”.
“It was also agreed that the positions of chairman and governorship will not be zoned as the party must seek for the best materials for both positions irrespective of senatorial district”.
“Unity , peace and fairness was canvassed by all the leaders. With the problems in APC, marketing and expanding the PDP frontiers has become imperative, it was concluded”.
The meeting was attended by majority of party leaders across the state and known governorship aspirants who have declared for the 2020 gubernatorial election.
Among those present; Chief Dr. Dan Osi Orbih, Chief Tom Ikimi, Sen Oyofo Sen Odion Ugbesia, Chief Mike Ogiadomhen, Chief Dickson Owere Imasogie, Chief Dr. Arc. Mike Oziegbe Onolememen CON, Sen Pharm. Matthew Urhoghide, Sen Clifford Odia, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Hon. Dcn. Barr. Sergius Oseasochie Ogun, Hon. Joe Edionwele, Hajia Adiza Umoru, Hon. Dcn. Barr Pascal Ugbome, Hon. Larry Ogieva and others.