Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, has voiced confidence in his win in the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election.
Shaibu stated unequivocally that he would beat the state governor’s handpicked candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
Shaibu said this on Monday evening during a TVC broadcast.
This comes only 24 hours after he made a formal declaration declaring his intention to run for the Peoples Democratic Party ticket in the upcoming party primary.
Shaibu inaugurated his campaign headquarters in Benin City, the state capital. A sizable crowd of party supporters attended the ceremony.
“Definitely, I’ll defeat the so-called candidate of the governor, not because I have the power, but because Edo people want their own and I am their own. Edo people do not want importation; they want their own.
“The problem I have with the governor is that he has allowed certain individuals that have interest in governance to come between us.
“He is managing in his own style and the way he feels he can manage it. I am also managing it the way I feel I can manage it.
“When I said I was pressed, but not distressed, I understand the kind of intimidation and oppression I have gone through.”
cc: Punch Ng