Edo Governorship Election: 12 Candidates Pick APC FormsNot less than 12 Edo state governorship governorship
aspirants have picked the All Progressives Congress
The aspirants, who want to contest in Edo state
governorship election coming up on the 10th of
September this year, include the incumbent deputy
governor of Edo state, Dr. Pius Odubu, Mr Godwin
Obaseki, Barr. Kenneth Imansuangbon, major general
Charles Airhiavbere (rtd).
Others are the former President of the Trade Union
Congress (TUC), Comrade Peter Esele, Chris Osa
Ogiemwonyi, Blessing Agbomehere, Arch. Austine Ilenre
Emuan, Mrs. Tina Agbarha.
A former governorship candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Prof. Oserheimen
Osunbor, Friday submitted the All Progressives Congress
(APC) governorship nomination and expression of interest
Prof. Osunbor, who lost the governorship seat to
Governor Adams Oshiomhole in court after spending
close two years in office, said he was not threatened by
the alleged endorsement of a candidate by the governor.
The Professor of Law had earlier said that he left the PDP
in 2012 because the party manipulated its governorship
primary election when he addressed journalists after
obtaining the forms at the APC national secretariat. He
also expressed his wish for Edo Central to produce the
next governor of Edo state if the APC constitution
Meanwhile, Hon. Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula has joined the
Edo state governorship race as he obtained the
Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms Friday in
The former deputy minority leader in the House of
Representatives, who spoke after picking the forms,
promised to create 50,000 jobs through the private sector
within the first year in office.
Arigbe-Osula, who said he has the character and integrity
to govern Edo state, stated that the party delegates and
other stakeholders would benefit from his new economic
In his remarks, the APC Director of Administration,
Abdullahi Gashu’a, who presented the forms to the
aspirant, said the party was committed to conducting
free, fair and transparent governorship primary election
on June 18, 2016.
“Edo is dear to us. You are one of many aspirants. Every
aspirant is an equal aspirant,” Gashu’a also said.