By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN- A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Edo State and an businessman, Mr. Kenneth Imansuagbon kicked off his annual distribution of rice to the people of the three Senatorial districts of Edo State as a way of showing gratitude to God and identifying with the people during the Christmas season.
Speaking at Jattu in Estako West local government, Imansuagbon,explained that his decision to share rice to the natives of the state was not borne of political exigencies, but because of his background.
According to the governorship aspirant who last year shared rice to the people of the three Senatorial districts, he had made a convenant with God that if God gave him wealth, he would help the poor.
Revealing his humble background, he told the people that it was in keeping with the convenant with God that he embarked on the rice sharing exercise.
He however commended the strength of the PDP in the area and promised the people that the party would not be in opposition in Edo state in 2012.
Imansuagbon disclosed that his plan of action if voted into office,would turn the fortune of the state around through jobs provision, transformation of the education sector, women empowerment and adequate security of lives and property and heavby investment in agriculture.
Several hundreds of bags of rice shared to the PDP party officials from Wards to State levels and the ordinary people in the street, were 50, 25 and 12.5 kg bags.