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Just In : Setback For Obaseki, Atiku, PDP As Prominent Chieftain And Frontline Politician Resigns Membership

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Just In : Setback For Obaseki, Atiku, PDP As Prominent Chieftain And Frontline Politician Resigns Membership

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Former governorship aspirant and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Barrister Ken Imansuangbon, Wednesday, resigned his membership of the PDP

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The frontline Edo politician became a household name in the State and beyond for his free annual rice sharing and other philantropic gestures.

In a statement he personally endorsed and copied his Esan South-East Ward 2 chairman, Local Government and State chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi, Imansuangbon was, however, silent on his reasons to quit the PDP.

The colourful politician thanked the entire body and leadership of the PDP even as he described his experience as memorable.

Imansuangbon in the four-paragraph letter stated, “Since 2009 in what was tagged the ‘Ewohimi Declaration’ where I had joined the People’s Democratic Party, PDP has remained a memorable journey for me and I want to thank God almighty for his benevolence.

“The course of my political journey in the PDP had afforded me the opportunity to make great and wonderful friends and had shared great moments with which I will cherish for a lifetime.

“However, the reality of the moment has made it decisive that there comes a time in a man’s life where he has to move ahead.

“Consequently, therefore I hereby tender my resignation of the membership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Once again, I thank the entire leadership and body of the PDP.”

 

Recall that Imansuangbon first joined the governorship race since in 2007 having worked assiduously for the PDP and later the Grace Group, a PDP faction that thereafter metamorphosed into Action Congress (AC) and ACN and later APC.

Imansuagbon has consistently contested for the governorship race and in all was prevailed upon to step down which he did in deference to the party.

Also, in 2020 Edo State governorship in which Governor Godwin Obaseki switched from the ruling APC to PDP, Imasuangbon and Engineer Gideon Ikhaine, two leading PDP governorship aspirants from Esanland at the time, also stepped down and allowed Obaseki to run for his second term, a development which paved way for the incumbent to win in a landslide victory.

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