By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN—THE governorship aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has said that there was no anointed candidate in the party, noting that his consistency in the party since 1999 rated him higher than any other aspirant of the party.

He assured that he would only accept the result of the primaries that is free and fair, stressing, “When you are sure that you lost an election clearly, even within your conscience, you will not complain. I am a sportsman. I know that sometimes you can win or lose but if I lose without the umpire being biased, I will congratulate the winner. But if I see that the umpire is partial, well, I don’t know what will happen after that. But I believe the leadership will be fair.”

Addressing journalists in Benin City, Iduoriyekemwen who was flanked by the member representing Ikpoba Okhai/Egor federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr E. Agbonayinma and other members of his campaign team, said that contrary to speculations, there was no anointed candidate of the party.


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