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Ex-PDP chieftain, others defect to Labour Party ahead of 2024 governorship polls

Kenneth Imansuangbon

Kenneth Imansuangbon, former Edo State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2020, on Wednesday, received the Labour Party membership card after defecting from the PDP, ahead of Edo 2024 governorship election.

Mr Imansuangbon, popularly known as Riceman, spoke to reporters shortly after receiving the card at the LP secretariat in Benin.

He vowed to withstand any political gladiator that would try to hinder his political aspiration ahead of the governorship election in the state.

He noted that the period of godfatherism was over, adding that the time has come for the ordinary people to decide who will succeed Governor Godwin Obaseki in 2024.

“I have been in this sojourn to govern Edo State for the past 20 years. I pray that LP will get it right, and if they do get it right and give me the ticket, it will mean game over for the godfathers.

“With God and Edo people, my 2024 is sure. So, I am not bothered what the godfathers are planning. I am bothered about where they have failed us in the past.

“I am bothered about the resolution of the people. The people will be on my side; and if the people are on my side, God will be on my side,” he said.

According to him, “I have decided to go to the people’s party, which is the Labour Party and the Obidient’ family. Let the people decide.

Others who received LP membership cards include Andrew Emwanta, former Edo State commissioner for information, and Amen Uhumwangho-Ogbemudia.

The state LP chairman, Kelly Ogbaloi, welcomed the defectors and urged them to work for the victory of the party in the state. 

(NAN)

Source: Peoples Gazette

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