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Edo 2020: Imasuangbon Denies $2m ‘Settlement’ to Step Down, Insists he’s Still in The Race for PDP Ticket

With less than 24 hours to the governorship primary election of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, one of the aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket, Kenneth Imasuangbon, has denied rumour making the round that he had accepted $2 million from the state governor, Godwn Obaseki to step down for him. Imasuangbon, a lawyer and educationist, said contrary to reports, he had not stepped down for the governor and remained in the race in the party’s primaries scheduled for Thursday.

In a personally signed statement on Wednesday and made available to journalists in Benin, Imasuangbon insisted that he was in the governorship race to win and not to make up the number of aspirants for the PDP ticket. He alleged that the rumour that he accepted $2 million from the governor was being spread from his (Obaseki’s) camp to sway the votes of delegates in his favour.

According to him, “The governor knows I am popular with the delegates and he is doing everything possible to change this. For the sake of emphasis, I have not, and will not consider accepting any money for me to step down from the race for the PDP ticket. I also understand that they are trying to manipulate the delegates list to their favour. I want to warn that if they try it, we will do everything possible to resist it and we shall meet in the court of law”.

The proprietor and chief executive officer, CEO, of Pace Setters Group of School, Abuja, urged all delegates to come out and vote for him at the primaries, promising to wipe away poverty from the state if elected as governor.

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