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Brief History of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State.

The Edo State chapter of the PDP was formed in September 1998 and from inception was winning all the elections at all levels and was the party to beat. This accounted for the glorious past when the party won virtually all elections-Governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly as well as the Local Government Councils in 1999, 2003 and 2007. However, the party reached a tipping point after the 2003 victory. Table 1 below reflects the strength of the PDP during those years.

 

Table shows the number of seats/positions won by the PDP in preceding elections/years

Position Political Party 1999 2003 2007 2008 2011 2012 2015 2016
Governor PDP 1 1 1 0   0 0
  ACN/APC/ANPP 0 0 0 1   1 1
Senate PDP 3 3 3  

 

        1   2
  ACN/APC/ANPP 0 0        0         2   1
House of Reps PDP 8 8        6         2   5*  
  ACN/APC/ANPP 1 1        3         7   4  
House of Assembly PDP 22 24 16         5   4  
  ACN/APC/ANPP 2 0 8       19   20  
                   

Table 1

* Hon. Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma recently decamped to the APC, reducing the number of PDP House of Reps members to 4.