Ken Imasuagbon, a former contender for the governorship position representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, has officially resigned from the party. In a letter addressed to the party’s state chairman, Tony Aziegbemi, and the chairman of his local government, Esan South-East ward 2, Imasuagbon did not provide specific reasons for his departure from the PDP. However, he expressed his gratitude to the entire PDP body and leadership, reflecting on his memorable experiences during his time with the party.
Imasuagbon’s letter stated that his involvement with the PDP, which began in 2009 with the “Ewohimi Declaration,” had been a significant and meaningful journey. He acknowledged the friendships he had formed and the remarkable moments he had shared with fellow party members, which he would cherish for a lifetime. Nevertheless, Imasuagbon emphasized that current circumstances had compelled him to forge ahead and make a new path in his political journey.
In light of these considerations, he formally submitted his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party. Once again, he expressed his appreciation to the entire PDP leadership and body for their support. It should be noted that Imasuagbon has been involved in the governorship race since 2007, initially working with the PDP before transitioning to the Grace Group, a PDP faction that eventually transformed into the Action Congress, Action Congress of Nigeria, and finally the All Progressives Congress. In 2020, he and other aspirants withdrew their candidacy to support Governor Godwin Obaseki when he defected from the APC to the PDP.