Kenneth Imasuangbon, one of the contestants in Saturday’s PDP gubernatorial primary election in Edo, has rejected the outcome of the exercise
Mr. Imasuangbon, who briefed journalists in Benin on Friday, alleged that the process was influenced by the state party leadership.
“The primary is unacceptable to me; it is what I call scientific and environmental rigging under the leadership of Chief Dan Orbih.
“It is quite unfortunate that with all we have done to reposition this party, the leadership seems not to know that what is on trial is the future of our children and our children’s children.”
He, however, commended the delegates, adding that the result of the exercise could be a temporary setback “as power belongs to God and the people and not the leadership of PDP.
“We cannot relent in our determination to make a change. Whether they like it or not, the will of the people will prevail, we are determined to defend democracy in Edo state.”
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that retired Gen. Charles Airhiavbere won the primary election with 403 votes while Imasuangbon scored 178 votes.
Matthew Iduoriyekemwen scored 94 votes, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, 24, and Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor had 22 votes.
Mr. Imasuangbon said he was going to consult widely before taking the next action.