One of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Edo State, Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon, has debunked claims of him stepping down for the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
In a statement he issued on Wednesday, Imasuagbon stressed that he was still in the race to win and not to make up the number of aspirants for the PDP ticket, NAN reports.
The statement reads:
“The governor knows that I’m popular with the delegates, and he is doing everything possible to change this.
“For the sake of emphasis, I have not and will not consider accepting anything to step down from the race for the PDP ticket.
“I also understand that they are trying to manipulate the delegates’ list in their favour.
“I want to warn that if they try it, we will do everything possible to resist it, we shall also meet in court.”
This is coming at a time some aspirants had agreed an out-of-court settlement with Obaseki.
This had led to a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, River State to reserve hearing on the application against Obaseki.