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Edo PDP Primary: Coast Clear For Obaseki As Imasuangbon Withdraws

The coast seems to be clear for Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, to emerge as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Edo State governorship election scheduled for September.

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This is after Kenneth Imasuangbon, one of the aspirants, withdrew a few hours from the party’s governorship primary on Thursday.

Following the defection of Governor Obaseki to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress, Imasuangbon, a renowned philanthropist, had vowed not to step down for anybody.

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Imasuangbon had insisted that he will not sacrifice 16 years of his struggle to rule the state for the incumbent governor.

It was, however, learnt that PDP chieftains prevailed on the aspirant to end his gubernatorial bid in favour of Governor Obaseki.

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The duo of Gideon Ikhine and Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama had earlier let go of their aspirations in support of Obaseki.

Voting would go on nonetheless on the basis of affirmation with Governor Obaseki now set to fly the PDP flag in the September 19 election.


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