Ex-commissioner Afegbua joins Edo governorship race

A former Commissioner for Information in Edo state, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has declared his interest to contest the 2024 governorship election in the state.

This is just as he declared that he would form his cabinet the day he took his oath of office if voted to power.

Afegbua, who is seeking the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination, disclosed this in Benin City Friday when he visited the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He said: “After the election, I will consult with the leadership of my party to find qualified and suitable persons to work with me so we can hit the ground running.

“I will not wait for six months to form a cabinet like Obaseki. My plans for the state are already spelt out. I will make road construction, health and education of the Edo child my priorities if elected governor of the state.”

He said the Edo people were “presently disoriented by the politics of pretense and high-handedness occasioned by the needless squabbles and altercations among the leaders of the ruling party in the state.”

On the issue of zoning the governorship position to Edo Central, he said, “There has never been a time there was any zoning arrangements in Edo state.

“Since 2007, Edo Central has had four ministers and also Prof. Osunbor who was governor at the time. Nobody zoned anything to anybody.”

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