There is pressure on Barrister Omosede Igbinedion to join next year’s governorship race in Edo State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Some chieftains of the PDP from across the three senatorial districts of the state were said to have approached the former lawmaker to woo her to join the race.
It was learnt that the PDP chieftains planned to hold another meeting with her to further convince her.
A source said one of the reasons the PDP chieftains canvassed for the move to support Barr. Igbinedion win the PDP primary election was because of her antecedents in the House of Representatives between 2015 and 2019.
The PDP chieftains were said to have analysed the outcome of the last National Assembly elections and saw that Barr. Igbinedion topped all of the party’s candidates that contested the elections in Edo South senatorial district of the State.
According to one of the PDP elders, “Barr. Omosede Igbinedion needs no introduction to political dynamics in Edo State. She is the scion of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin and has served in the House of Representatives between 2015 and 2019. Barr. Igbinedion has remained a strong member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State.
“We do not care if outgoing Governor, Godwin Obaseki is from Edo South as Igbinedion but who can win the election for our party. The Governor, himself, did not support power rotation in the last presidential election. He supported Atiku.
“Barr. Igbinedion is our best choice of winning the governorship election. We are going to force her into the race. We will mobilise and pay for her nomination form.”