Edo APC Governorship Aspirant Withdraws from Race After His Son Was Killed

Edo APC Governorship Aspirant Withdraws from Race After His Son Was Killed
Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma
One of the governorship aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, has reportedly dumped his ambition to pick the governorship ticket of the party after his son, Osasuwa Agbonayinma was allegedly shot dead.

Agbonayinma, a former member of the House of Representatives, was the first APC member who informed the party leadership about his interest in contesting the governorship ticket of the party when he visited the state Secretariat of the party in October 2023.

Osazuwa Agbonayinma who is popularly known as Zuwa was allegedly killed by a gunman in Houston, Texas, United States of America.

Addressing his supporters and members of the party in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area on Thursday, Agbonanyinma said, “Over a year ago, I decided to give serious consideration to the calls from well-meaning Edolites at home, and in the Diaspora, on the dire need to change the political narrative in Edo State, while expressing confidence in my ability to champion the cause of moving Edo State forward.

“So, I began consultations with my family, friends, close allies, leaders of our great party, traditional rulers, religious leaders, opinion leaders, and media influencers across Edo State and the nation on my interest to contest in the 2024 Edo governorship race.

“To the glory of God, the positive reception has been overwhelming. I am eternally grateful for the individual and collective efforts for this success.

“At the height of this success, my family suffered a very tragic development. My 23-year-old and very promising son, Osazuwa Michael Agbonayinma (Zuwa), was fatally shot and killed in Houston, Texas, USA. I have just returned from the United States after my son was buried. This is a very bitter experience that cannot be wished even upon an enemy.

“Presently, my family and I are highly devastated. And I am not in the right frame of mind to continue any serious political campaign at this time. After due consultations and consideration, I am suspending my gubernatorial campaign at this time. We need some quiet time to grieve and heal.”

The Round Table understands that the APC governorship primary to select a candidate for the September Governorship election.

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Published 2/16/2024 11:09:41 PM

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