Governorship aspirant of Labour Party (LP) in Edo State, Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon, has said his party has the capacity to win the next governorship election in the state.
He said that this was because incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki has only spoken English for the last eight years.
Imasuagbon said this on Thursday after he picked his Edo State Governorship Election Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the headquarters of Labour Party in Abuja.
He boasted that if he gets the party’s ticket, he has the followership and capacity to galvanize the entire Edo voters to LP.
He said that it his turn to be next governor of the state and that he was issuing a ‘yellow card’ to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Obaseki, even as he said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no presence in the state.
“This is very exciting for me. The form means change, positive change from labour to victory. This form means loyalty and obedience to the party. It means that the Labor Party is the party that is going to take charge of Edo State this year.
“By this form I am giving a yellow card to the failed government of Godwin Obaseki, by this form, I am giving a yellow card to APC and PDP in Edo State. Enough is enough. We are tired of the suffering. We are tired of the bad roads. We are tired of the insecurity. We are tired of electron rigging.
“Obaseki has spoken English for the last eight years. But he has done nothing for the people. So that is why I’m coming. That’s why I left the PDP. The party, PDP in Edo is a monumental failure. I will rate Obaseki 2%,” he said.
On zoning, Imasuagbon said it is only justice, fairness, and equity for the next governor to be produced by Edo Central that has never occupied the government house.
He said, “Why I think Edo Central should get the LP ticket because is our turn. It is the turn of Edo Central to produce the Edo State Governor in 2024. I have put in 20 years of hard work crisscrossing Edo State 10 times. No man knows Edo State like me.
“Nobody has supported Edo people like me. The people of Edo are waiting to pay me back. Labor Party should give me the ticket, when they give me the ticket and I fly the ticket, it is finished.”
He, however, said he was ready for any form of primaries, whether direct or indirect, as he has all it takes to win.