Edo 2024 Guber: Obaseki’s deputy Philip Shaibu joins race, says he’s unstoppable

The Edo State Deputy governor, Philip Shaibu has declared his intention to contest the 2024 governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying he’s unstoppable.

The deputy governor made his declaration at the Biohop Kelly Centre, Benin City, on Monday morning.

Shaibu said as home boy of the state who had feel the pains of the people, he is poised to develop the state.

He said he is unstoppable in the forthcoming 2024 election.

He said he had worked with Governor Godwin Obaseki in the last seven years to lay the foundation for the development of Edo state.

Shaibu called on the people to support him in actualizing his ambition of becoming the next governor of the state.

The deputy governor was billed to declare his governorship bid at the Eterno Hotel but the hotel cancelled the event at the last minute, saying Governor Obaseki had a programme for the venue at the same time.

Obaseki and Shaibu had fallen out over the governorship bid.

The deputy governor who hails from Edo North Senatorial District had earlier reiterated his loyalty to Obaseki, who hails from Edo South, but insisted that he will contest for the poll.

However, Obaseki is believed to be rooting fora Lagos-based lawyer, Asue Ighodalo, who hails from Edo Central, as successor.


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