Asue Ighodalo, the anointed governorship aspirant of the Governor Godwin Obaseki has stated that he is the best person to succeed Obaseki on November 12, 2024.
Ighodalo is one the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the next year Edo governorship election.
He also claimed that he was nobody’s candidate for the crucial race, adding that he is ready to bring his experience of serving as chairman of various companies in Nigeria to bear, upon his being elected and inaugurated.
Ighodalo spoke on December 11, when he visited the secretariat of Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), at No. 20, Ogbesasa Street, off Sokponba Road, Benin.
He noted that he worked with Edo state’s former governor, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, between 2008 and 2016, while also doing the same for Obaseki.
Ighodalo, an indigene of Ewohimi in Edo Central Senatorial District, who is the Chairman of Alaghodaro Summit, stressed that he wanted to make the Southsouth state strong economically.
Edo, as the heart beat of the nation, according to the governorship aspirant, should have infrastructure as good roads, pipe-borne water, good hospitals, and good schools, among others, while disclosing that it was a tough decision for him to leave the private sector for politics.
He said: “I am the best man for the job. I am here to serve the state. I hear people saying I am someone’s candidate, but I can tell you that I am nobody’s candidate. All I will do is to bring my experience to bear, having been chairman of several top companies.
“I am coming from a comfort zone. 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 all over the years will be brought to bear. I am committed and convinced that I can do it.
“I pledge to give youths the opportunity to serve in my government, because the youths have talents to build the state. Be assured that I am fully committed to uplift our state.”
Ighodalo urged members of the divided PDP in Edo to unite behind him, but he was silent on whether he had reached the National Vice Chairman, Southsouth of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, the immediate Edo Chairman of PDP, who is leading the Legacy Coalition, and confronting Obaseki and his supporters.