September 1, 2018

Edo senatorial aspirant denies stepping down rumour

Edo senatorial aspirant denies stepping down rumour

Senate Chamber

Senate Chamber

By Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu

BENIN CITY – A senatorial aspirant from Edo Central Senatorial district, Theophilus Okoh Saturday denied rumour that he has suspended his ambition his senatorial ambition and is now supporting the current commissioner for finance, John Inegbedion.

Okoh, who declared that he is very much in race noted that no aspirants in the race can boast of his political structure in Esan land.

He confirmed that he met with Governor Godwin Obaseki on his ambition who he said expressed reservation but he insisted he would contest the election.

“ It is very wicked rumor and a way to sabotage my campaign. I never did or promised the governor that Iam collapsing my structure. I met with Obaseki quite alright, we had an argument and I told him that I was running he had his reservation about my aspiration”

“ I met with leaders of the party in the state including Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who told me that the leadership of the party will not impose or nominate candidate for us that he believes the approach should be bottom up and up-down”

“ I want to put it on record that that I have not collapsed my structure. My structure is intact and working. I have structure more than any other person in Esanland ”

“I am not going to step down for any body for any reason, am going to run. The governor assured that they will provide a level playing ground for all aspirants”.