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Ed 2024: Mr. Onobun resigns, supports Mr. Ighodaro

…I pledge to work hard to ensure that Esanjin is born as the next Edo magistrate.

Representative Marcus Onobun, who represents Esan West, Esan Central and Igeben Federal Constituency and is a leading gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared his full support for Dr. Asue Ighodalo and withdrawn from the campaign. Withdrew. , former chairman of Starling Bank.

This endorsement joins a list of endorsements for Mr. Ighodalo by other candidates and groups, making Mr. Ighodalo the party's most likely candidate for the governorship race.

Two of the party's leading candidates, Friday Itura and Kenneth Arbrimen, resigned within the week, citing patriotism and concern for the decisions of Esan and the people of Edo, and announced their support for Asue Ighodaro. declared.

Mr. Onobun's support was conveyed in a letter personally signed by him after he was unable to attend the screening of Esan extraction applicants due to the funeral of his grandfather, Pa Iregbeyen Onobun.

According to him, the decision to resign and bring down the regime on behalf of Dr. Asue Ighodalo was taken after full consultation and in the spirit of sportsmanship and respect for the leaders of Esan land. It is said that

Onobun, however, noted that Asue Ighodaro is a trustworthy, competent and qualified candidate and vowed to work tirelessly to ensure that an Esan man emerges as the next Edo State governor.

He said, “I have held consultations across the state, but in the spirit of sportsmanship and respect for my leaders, I have decided to put my ambition to become Edo governor in 2024 on hold and support my brother, Mr. Barr.'' I'm thinking of doing that,” he said. Asue Ighodaro.

“It is my hope that a man from Esan becomes Edo governor in 2024. And I pledge to be at the forefront of this struggle. God bless my leadership and the Edo Central Special Committee. like.”


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