BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—GOVERNORSHIP aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State in 2012 in , Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon, who survived a ghastly motor accident recently, has commended what he described as the developmental strides of Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the state and pleaded with the governor to hand over to him in 2016, so that he can continue with his good work.
He spoke at a thanksgiving service at the New Covenant Gospel Church, Benin City, attended by Oshiomhole and other leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
Imansuagbon, who thanked God for sparing his life, while addressing the congregation, said “Governor, you have done very well, this is the house of God and I am saying it to you for the first time, you have done well. But there is room for improvement, there is always space to do more, so we will expect you to do more and if God wishes, you will hand over to me.”
He stressed the need for politicians in the state to stop politics of bitterness, saying that “despite the fact that I am a PDP man, I still believe that we are all one in this state, brothers and sisters, so we must not allow politics to divide us.”
Speaking also, Oshiomhole expressed his gratitude to God for sparing Imasuagbon’s life, saying: “Those who saw you (after the accident) attested to the condition you were in and thereafter flown abroad and you are back. Politics aside, you are one of the main players and drivers in the Nigerian polity, economy and society.
“Many Nigerians are aware of your contributions in the education sector, running not a mushroom school, but a school that truly teaches in the finest tradition of modern education though the problem of most of our politicians is that they get so desperate because they do not have any other business address.”
President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude, at the event, who commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his efforts in fighting terrorism in the country, urged politicians to emulate the politics of Oshiomhole.