Chairman of Pace Setters Group of Schools, Barr. Kenneth Imasuangbon, popularly known as Rice Man has indicated interest to contest for next year’s governorship election in Edo State.
Imasuangbon, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, is said to have begun telling PDP chieftains about his ambition.
The ‘Rice Man’s is popular among the poor in the state for his philanthropic activities and yearly distribution of rice during festive seasons.
Aides closed to Imasuangbon who confirmed the report said the decision has thrown his supporters in joyful mood.
Imasuangbon began his quest to govern Edo in 2007 under the defunct AC. He stepped down for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and later joined the PDP in 2008.
His entrance to the PDP revived the party but he lost the party’s governorship primaries to General Charles Airhiavbere in 2012.
Imasuangbon joined the defunct APC where he contested for the governorship primaries in 2016 and he lost to Godwin Obaseki.
Last year, Imasuangbon returned to the PDP to support the presidential ambition of Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
Imasuangbon could not be reached for comments.