Billionaire busib Saman and philanthropist, Capt. Hosa Okunbor, in Thursday said he was not interested in running for governor of Edo State in the 2020 election.
He spoke in response to rumours that he had been anointed by a former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, replace his estranged protege, Governor Godwin Obasek.
However, Okunbor’s media consultant, Mr. Femi Ajayi, said in a statement that the rumours should be disregarded.
“There is nothing farther from the truth. Captain Hosa, like you know, is a quiet businessman who is happy with his contribution to the polity and national development and becoming governor is certainly not on his agenda.
“To all intents and purposes, ‘Cappy’, as he is fondly called by friends, associates and admirers is one serious-minded business personality who has been committed to growing his business empire within the shores of Nigeria and beyond,” he said.
Edo State us currently embroiled in a crisis over the proclamation of the state house of assembly and the choice of a speaker Loy to the governor.
The governor has consistently fended off suggestions that he should issue a fresh proclamation of the assembly as he said it was unconstitutional.
Though he and Oshiomhole have openly reconciled, there are still indications that their feud is not yet totally settled.