…threatens court action if process is manipulated
Barely 24 hours to the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primaries in Edo State, a frontline aspirant, Hon Kenneth Imasuagbon, has vowed not to step down for Governor Godwin Obaseki in tomorrow’s exercise.
The aspirant said he would rather die than step down for Governor Obaseki in tomorrow’s PDP governorship primaries in the state.
Imasuagbon said in an interview that it would be ethically wrong and against moral judgment for him to give up his long-term ambition of governing the state.
He noted that having laboured for the PDP along with his supporters in the past 16 years, he would not yield to pressures to step down from the governorship race.
Imasuagbon added that tomorrow’s primary election in the Edo PDP would be a war between the ordinary people of the state and the godfathers, whom he said were “insignificant in number.”
The aspirant, however, warned that if any manipulation occurs in tomorrow’s primaries, he would not hesitate to approach the courts for redress.
Imasuagbon said, “Where is our conscience as human beings? Which church do we go to? Which mosque do we worship in that we can’t even do the right thing?
“You’re leaving in 72 hours to come and take a ticket of a party and you want me to submit my 16 years of labour, of pain, of torture, of defeat, of tears, of moments I didn’t have money, moments in the 16 years I received shame, I received disappointments.
“I’ll rather die than for you to take the ticket by force. It’s not going to happen!”