Mr. Kenneth Imasuagbon, an aspirant for the Governorship position of Edo state, has withdrawn his candidacy.
Imasuagbon who happens to be a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn from the party’s primary election. He made the statement on Thursday, at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin.
After vocally confirming the decision, he afterward explained the reason for his action; attributing it as an act to fight against ”Godfatherism” in the state.
According to him, his admiration of the works and actions of incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki motivated him into stepping down and choosing to support Obaseki.
“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.”
Stating other reasons of peace, love for the people of the state, e.t.c he made the final affirmation.
“I hereby step down my ambition because of these reasons I have given,” he said.
Two other candidates had earlier withdrawn after Governor Obaseki switched to the party; possibly believing a contest against the incumbent governor will be a futile ambition.