Former Edo Governor Lucky Igbinedion Vows To Anoint Next Edo Governor
Former governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion has vowed to anoint the person that will succeed Governor Adam Oshiomhole when his tenure ends next year.
Chief Igbinedion who had been silent since he left office as governor of the state eight years ago broke his silence at the birthday reception of former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his wife.
Igbinedion who was convicted and found guilty of money laundry charges while he served as governor of Edo state said that being a high ranking member of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, he was in the prime position to anoint who will be the next governor of the state.
He said he would play a prominent in the process of picking the PDP governorship candidate when the time comes.
Chief Igbinedion said that there was no iota of doubt that he is well loved by the people of the state and asserted that till date he was the only governor whose victory at the polls was never challenged in any court of law.
According to him, “Whoever is going to be the next governor of Edo State must be one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. And must also be a member of the ‘family”.
The birthday party was attended by Chairman, Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Senator Domingo Obende, Chief Dan Orbih, Hon Sergius Ogun amongst others.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu who is a strong contender for the PDP ticket would be battling against Senator Ehigie Uzamere, Chief Solomon Edebiri, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, and Mike Onolememen.