Edo 2020: Why I Stepped Aside For Obaseki – Kenneth Imasuagbon
A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Kenneth Imasuagbon, has stepped down from the gubernatorial race.
According to him, he stepped aside for Governor Obaseki because he wants ‘godfatherism to be defeated.’
Imasuagbon also said Governor Obaseki’s performance as the leader of Edo State inspired him to make the decision.
This comes two days after Imasuagbon vowed he would never step down for anyone during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
In the latest development, the former aspirant explained that he stepped aside to give Obaseki the opportunity to continue his impressive work in Edo state.
Speaking on Thursday during the PDP Governorship primary election in Edo State, held in Benin City, Imasuagbon noted that he has been a victim of godfatherism and will help the Edo state leader fight anyone who wants to “enslave” the people of the State.
I am a victim of godfatherism. When I saw Godwin standing up to challenge the actions of one godfather who wants to enslave everyone in Edo State, I said no, if need be, I will submit to Governor Obaseki.
Imasuagbon equally admitted he is squashing his ambition for the sake of the people of Edo, the growth of democracy and the party.
I hereby, step down my ambition because of these reasons I have given. My support is for Godwin Obaseki.
The former aspirant is the third candidate to withdraw from the race. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama and Gideon Ikhine had earlier stepped down for Obaseki.
With this, Obaseki stands alone as the only candidate of the PDP for the Edo state gubernatorial election.