Edo 2020: PDP governorship aspirant Steps Down for Gov. Obaseki

A front line aspirant ahead of Friday’s governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, Gideon Ikhine, has stepped down from the race for incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Mr Ikhine disclosed his decision to step
down for the governor on Monday at a
ceremony in Benin City, the state capital.

On Announcing his decision, the aspirant said there was no progress without a sacrifice, adding that the governor’s defection to the party was God’s great answer to the party and his aspiration.

In Mr Ikhine voice, I am not actually stepping down, but “stepping behind the man who would lead the party to glory come Sept. 19″.

He equally added that he and his supporters had resolved to work with the governor to ensure that a better tomorrow is achieved in the state.

Reacting to Mr. Ikhine submissions, Gov. Obaseki said that with the political situation in the state, history was being made in the country.

He didn't mince words in saying that 21 years later in the present republic, democracy was taking a new turn as intellectuals were coming into the political process to redirect political processes and situations in the state.

The governor revealed his reasons for joining PDP.  According to him, he has realised that PDP was Edo and Edo was PDP.

He equally commended the aspirant for reconciling with the party by identifying the lapses in Edo PDP and ensuring that the lapses were addressed as a family.

Gov. Obaseki also stressed that governance ought to be about the people and not about a few individuals, that deceit could not be part of political structure, but about leadership.


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