‘I’m ready to die’ Imasuagbon bows to pressure, steps down for Obaseki


The singular challenger of Governor Godwin Obaseki for the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Kenneth Imasuagbon, has bowed to pressure from various quarters, as he announced his decision to step down this morning.

Imasuagbon had earlier vowed never to step down for Obaseki in the gubernatorial race, affirming in an interview yesterday that he was, in fact, ready to die.

He withdrew from the race as delegates were moving to Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin for the indirect primary election.

Reports have it that Obaseki and Imasuagbon met in the early hours of Thursday in Government House, Benin behind closed doors.

Other co-aspirants on the platform of the PDP, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama and Gideon Ikhine had stepped down for Obaseki, who defected to PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) last Friday before getting waiver by members of the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest in the primary.

Obaseki is likely to clinch the ticket unopposed since all challengers have succumbed and agreed to work with him.


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