Edo 2024: Political Expediency Over Principles: Kassim Afegbua’s Stunning U-Turn (Part 1)

Edo 2024: Political Expediency Over Principles: Kassim Afegbua’s Stunning U-Turn (Part 1)

By Momoh Sanni

Prince Kassim Afegbua’s sudden celebration of Senator Monday Okpehbolo’s candidacy as the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Edo State raises serious questions about his integrity and commitment to democratic values.

Just recently, Afegbua condemned Okpehbolo’s declaration as the APC candidate, calling it a “rape of democracy.” Yet, today, he is enthusiastically supporting the same individual he previously deemed “illiterate” and “incompetent” for the same position.

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This stunning reversal begs several questions:

Why the sudden change of heart, Prince Afegbua? L

What prompted this revisionism?

How can you justify supporting a candidate you once publicly denounced as unfit for office?

How do you expect the people of Edo State to trust your judgment, given this glaring inconsistency?

What has changed, apart from your political calculations?

Any surprise that the cheap and smart survivalist suddenly find primacy in the candidacy of the same Senator Monday Okpehbolo as the standard bearer of the same APC ticket!


Political hirelings such Kassim Afegbua and establishment political analysis deserves Edo people’s empathy for their vesilation, deliberate obliteration of the truth and promotion of half-truths after his woeful gubernatorial contest to secure All Progressives Congress (APC) allegedly won by Senator Monday Okpehbolo, whose victory he earlier called fraud.


Edo people deserve leaders who stand by their convictions, not those who prioritize political expediency over principles. Afegbua’s flip-flop undermines his credibility and raises concerns about his ability to make informed, unbiased decisions that serve the best interests of the state.

Momoh Sanni wrote this article from Auchi.