Edo 2023: APC aspirant withdraws from governorship race

One of the candidates, Lucky Imasuen, has stepped down from the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Edo State ahead of today’s vote.

Imasuen, a former state deputy governor, said this on Saturday.

Imasuen and eleven other candidates for governor were vetted and approved to run in the party primary on February 10.

Less than twenty-four hours have passed since Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former member of the House of Representatives and two-time candidate for governor of the state, announced his withdrawal from the race. This is the reason behind Imasuen’s withdrawal.

Imasuen stated in a letter that he stayed out of the primary race for the sake of unity.

“I have come to the conclusion that since members of our National Working Committee (NWC), in their wisdom, have expressed their preference for zoning the governorship position to Edo Central Senatorial District, it is wise to align with the decision of the party,” the letter reads.

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“I am immensely grateful for your unwavering support and belief in me, throughout this journey. Your dedication and passion have been the driving force behind my campaign.

“While this decision was not made lightly, I trust that you will understand, and continue to support our party, as we work together towards our shared goals.”

Imasuen said he would support whoever is elected as the candidate of the party in the primary election.

Imasuen was the deputy governor of the south-south state between 2007 and 2008.

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