Fifteen years after quitting the Government House, a former governor of Edo state, Prof. Oserhiemen Osunbor, has formally declared his interest to contest the 2024 governorship election in the state.
Osunbor made this known to the leadership of Edo state All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday at the party secretariat in Benin City.
The aspirant was governor of the state between May 2007 and November 2008 on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, but was sacked by the court.
He was afterwards replaced by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of the then Action Congress.
Prof. Osunbor, who spoke to journalists in Benin City shortly after making his intention known, said he had the capacity to lead the state to an enviable position if given the opportunity in the 2024 poll.
He stated that he was aware of the sufferings of Edo people and pointed out that he would change the narrative if he gets the party’s ticket and subsequently emerge governor.
“I have the experience and integrity, having been in the office as governor for a short time. I will deliver good governance,” he said.
He solicited the support of the party leaders and promised that he would take the state to greater heights following his rich history as an astute politician, whose tenure as governor between May 2007 and November 2008 recorded laudable feat.