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South West has no business contesting for president, says Imasuangbon

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
18 November 2022   |   2:11 am
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief in Edo State, Mr. Kenneth Imasuangbon, yesterday, said the party’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has the capacity to rebuild Nigeria economically and politically...

Ken Imasuagbon

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief in Edo State, Mr. Kenneth Imasuangbon, yesterday, said the party’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has the capacity to rebuild Nigeria economically and politically, saying South West candidate has no business contesting the 2023 presidential polls.

Expressing support for the former Vice President in the 2023 presidential election, Imansuagbon, in a statement in Benin City, urged Nigerians to believe in the presidency of Abubakar just as he cautioned Nigerians against repeating mistakes of 2015.

He said: “I have known Atiku for a long time. The man is clean and passionate about Nigeria. He is also a true democrat. He does not talk much. He is a brain. He is decisive and loves the country. He is the kind of person the country needs now.

“A man, who can build a university is not a small person. Does the APC candidate have a university? He is just there collecting tax in Lagos State. I run a group of schools in Abuja. My students in Pacesetters are everywhere making waves in their chosen career. That is true riches. It is not when you collect taxes from people you say you are rich.

“The Presidency of Nigeria is for a pan-Nigerian and a patriot like Atiku. Atiku has been in business. From Customs to business, from there to Vice President and back to business. He knows the country in and out.”

On zoning of the Presidency, he said it was the turn of the North because since 1999 till date, the South has had the Presidency more than the North. According to him, Yar’Adua did just two and half years and if you add that to Buhari’s eight years, it amounts to 10 and half years; while Obasanjo did eight years and Jonathan almost six years, making of 14 years.

“So, let the North complete their turn. Even if it is the turn of the South, definitely, the South West has no business contesting. It should have been either the South East or the South South. So, equity and justice demand that the North should complete their turn.”

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