I was “muscled out” for Obaseki in 2016 – PDP aspirant


Kenneth Imasuagbon, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Edo State, said he stepped down for Governor Obaseki in 2016 and would not do it again in the forthcoming primary in the state.

Mr Imasuagbon said he sought to contest for governorship under the APC in 2016 but was “muscled out” of the race by Adams Oshiomhole, the then governor of the state, who helped Mr Obaseki to succeed him.

He added that he has been on his governorship project for the past 16 years and would not give it up “in just 24 hours” because of Mr. Obaseki.

Mr Obaseki resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC) a few days ago and joined the PDP.

However, there is pressure on other PDP aspirants to step down for Mr. Obaseki.

“If there is anyone who should step down for the other, it is Obaseki.

“Obaseki now has a problem in APC and he has now come to PDP and he wants to muscle me out again.

” “This cannot happen,” Imasuagbon told Premium Times.

However, the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party will take place on June 25, 2020.

Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Shuaibu have been declared eligible to contest for elective offices under the PDP.


  1. While actually sympathetic with Imasuagbon, I don’t think that he should be bitter about Obaseki joining the PDP, rather it is something he should be happy about. It’s not about muscling him out but politics is a game of numbers where someone who has more supporters stands a better chance to win at elections. Obaseki has a large support base in Edo state and it could be disastrous to the PDP gubernatorial chances if he’s not fielded as the supporters might decide not to vote for any one else.

    • Dreamer! Obaseki has a large supporter base! but you advised him then to run to PDP and now Obaseki has a supporter base that is very large in your warped thinking. Shame

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