There are indications that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is mounting pressure on other aspirants that the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki met in the PDP jostling for the Benin Government House job before he joined the party to step down for the governor.
Despite the pressures and permutations, Barrister Kenneth Imasuagbon has insisted he would not step down for the Governor in the forthcoming primary election in Edo State.
The aspirant is optimistic that is going to win the primary election. According to Imasuagbon, if an aspirant should step down in PDP, it must be Obaseki but not him. He explained to press men that he has been on the governorship project for more than 16 years. Therefore, how can he give up just within 24 hours because of Obaseki? The aspirant insisted.
Imasuagbon said he sought to contest for governorship under the APC in 2016 but was “muscled out” of the race by Adams Oshiomhole, the then governor of the state, who helped Obaseki to succeed him. “Obaseki now has a problem in APC and he has now come to PDP and he wants to muscle me out again,” he said. “This cannot happen.” “Most people who became governor now, they had no plan to become governor or any plan of what they want to do for their state. For me, it has been a deliberate thing because I want to serve my people,” Imasuagbon concluded.