Godwin Obaseki will be the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party when he faces Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress in Edo governorship poll.
Obseki was able to stand unopposed because the three other governorship candidates of the PDP withdrew their interest.
He became the only PDP aspirant after ratification by party delegates following the withdrawal of his main rival, Kenneth Imansuagbon.
Earlier in the week, two other aspirants Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama and Gideon Ikhine also stepped down for Obaseki.
Imansuagbon admitted that he stepped down because of his desire to build a strong and united PDP in the state. Nevertheless, it was a painful decision for him and his supporters across the state and beyond.
Meanwhile, the Board of Trustees of the party has congratulated Obaseki. The Chairman of the PDP BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, has called for unity among PDP members.
Furthermore, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo State, Dr Johnson Samikiem, stated that 15 political parties would participate in the governorship poll.
In addition, he affirmed that the Independent National Electoral Commission was well-prepared to conduct a hitch-free governorship poll.
Dr Samikiem made this statement at the main bowl of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, where he monitored the governorship primary of the PDP.