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Edo PDP primary: Delegate gives birth, names baby after Ighodalo

Edo PDP primary: Delegate gives birth, names baby after Ighodalo

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Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

By Jethro Ibileke

A pregnant delegate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s primary election in Edo State on Wednesday gave birth to a baby boy after reportedly going into labour at the hotel in Benin (name unknown) where she and some other delegates were accommodated.

The unidentified pregnant woman is a delegate from Igueben local government area of the state.

She reportedly went into labour at the hotel in Benin (name unknown) where she and some other delegates were accommodated.

She was promptly assisted by other delegates and eventually gave birth to the bouncing baby.

The ecstatic delegates thereafter named the baby Asue, after their favorite aspirant, Mr Asue Ighodalo.

It was gathered that Mr. Ighodalo and his wife had since visited the newborn and his mother to share in their joy.

Meanwhile, the News Agency of Nigeria reports heavy security deployments at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, the venue of the PDP primary on Thursday.

Aside heavy police deployment of police operatives, motorists were not allowed to access the stadium road.

Operatives of Edo State traffic management agency checked and stopped vehicles intending to use the road to gain entrance into the stadium.

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Security operatives ensured that that only those with business at the venue were allowed in.

The police had, through it spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, on Wednesday, said the crises which occured at the APC primary election on Saturday was an eye-opener adding that the police would no longer treat such election as just a party affair.

“You could remember that we had just little hitch during a particular party’s election. That was an eye-opener for Edo State Police Command that we should no longer see it(party primaries) as party affairs,” he had said.

Nwabuzor noted that the Commissioner of Police had adequately deployed officers and men for the exercise.

He stated that the vigilante would not be part of the election process.

Ten aspirants are vying for the PDP governorship ticket.

They are: The state deputy governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, a former chairman of Sterling Bank, Mr Asue Ighodalo, and Mr Anslem Ojezua.

Others are Mr Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, Mr Felix Akhabue, Mr Martin Uhomoibhi, Hajia Hadizat Umoru, Omosede Igbinedion, Osaro Onaiwu and Mr Arthur Esene,

The election would be conducted according to the guidelines released by the party on Wednesday.

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