The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to head its campaign council in the governorship election in Edo State.

The party also appointed his Adamawa counterpart, Umar Fintiri, as the deputy campaign chairman.

Mr Wike recently criticized the NWC over its handling of some issues.

The PDP candidate in the election, Godwin Obaseki, won the primary election unopposed after his opponents stepped down.

His main challenger for the September 17 governorship election is Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Obaseki, the incumbent Edo governor, decamped from the APC to the PDP while Mr Ize-Iyamu joined the APC from the PDP.

Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that there were plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use the trio of governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to derail the September 19 Edo State governorship election.

The PDP said it was already aware that the three governors were selected by the APC to lead its campaign in Edo state so as to force a combined formula of Kano and Kogi electoral violence as well as Imo state “mandate robbery” to subvert the will of the people of Edo State in the governorship election.