A screened governorship aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon, has vowed that no amount of plea or pressure will make him succumb to stepping down for Governor Godwin Obaseki to secure the party ticket.
Imasuagbon said it would be absurd for him to jettison his 16-year-old political struggle towards becoming a governor by stepping aside for Obaseki who joined the party a few days to the primary.
He said, “The contemplation of me stepping down is preposterous. You can’t ask me to step down after my (political) struggle for the past 16 years. Why? How do I explain that to the people who laboured for me in the past 16 years? Even in the dream, I can’t have such a thought.
“Nobody should reach out to me. That is of no value to me. There is no advantage to him (Obaseki). Let there not be intimidation or any form of manipulation of the process by the leadership of the party at the national level,” he said