Edo State gears up for its next governorship election, slated for next year, with expectations of a three-way contest between the Labour Party, All Progressives Congress, and the Peoples Democratic Party. The PDP faces internal divisions between factions loyal to Governor Obaseki and Chief Dan Orbih, adding complexity to the race.
Among the contenders is Barr. Omosede Igbinedion, a well-known figure with influence across the state’s three senatorial districts. A former House of Representatives member, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Omosede’s previous projects in Ovia Federal constituency gained her popularity.
Despite her previous electoral setback, the PDP has rallied behind Omosede, persuading her to join the governorship race. Endorsements from PDP members, including Chief Amowie, and support from various groups, including an ex-militant group, highlight the high expectations placed on her candidacy.
Omosede’s recent recognition by the NBA for her philanthropic efforts has further boosted her profile. In response, she expressed gratitude and announced her decision to contest the governorship election, aligning with calls from PDP elders.
As the political landscape in Edo State unfolds, Omosede aims to launch her campaign soon, emphasizing a mission focused on uplifting the people and ensuring justice for everyone. The 2024 election is anticipated to be a significant chapter, with Omosede positioning herself as a key contender in this “Women O’clock” era for Edo State.