Edo governorship election: Decision to quit private sector tough, but… – Ighodalo

The immediate past Chairman of Nigeria Breweries, Barrister Asue Ighodalo,
has said his decision to quit the private sector and contest the 2024 Edo state governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was for the good of the citizens.

He stated that the decision, though tough, “but it is for the overall benefits of the state, because according to him, he would bring his wealth of experiences to bear if elected.”

Ighodalo who recently resigned his appointments from several companies disclosed this when he visited the Secretariat of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State.

According to him, “I am coming from a comfort zone and you put all of that down to say you want to do things for your people.

“I have the ability to do things for many more people having done for fewer people in the corporate world.

“All of the experience and connections I have had allover the years would be brought to bear. I am committed and convinced. It looks uncertain but even it will be certain in God’s name”.

Continuing, the governorship aspirant said he was the best man to succeed Governor Godwin Obaseki having worked in the background for several years.

He also added that he had worked with ex-governor Adams Oshiomhole from 2008 to 2016 and described himself as a bonafide Edo citizen from Ewohimi in Edo Central Senatorial District.

The aspirant pledged to make agriculture, roads infrastructure, education and investments attraction his priorities.