A former member of the House of Reps has pulled out of the governorship race in Edo State following the death of his son, Zuwa, who was shot dead in US

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Former House of Representatives member Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma has withdrawn from the race for the Edo governorship seat due to the tragic loss of his son, Osazuwa Agbonayinma, who was killed by a gunman in Houston, Texas, USA.

Agbonayinma, who had been actively considering running for governor, announced his decision to step back from the race during a gathering with his supporters and party members in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area.

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He expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support he received when he initially expressed interest in the race, but shared the heartbreaking news of his son’s passing and his family’s grief.

In light of this tragedy, Agbonayinma stated that he is not emotionally ready to continue with his political campaign at this time. He emphasized the need for his family to have space to grieve and heal.

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Although he has suspended his gubernatorial campaign, Agbonayinma expressed hope for a fair and transparent primary election process for all aspirants, scheduled for Saturday, February 17.

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