Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has boasted that he would defeat the anointed candidate of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the upcoming governorship election in the state.
Osun Defender reports that Shaibu formally declared his intention to run for the office of the governor of the state and succeed his boss.
Shaibu who spoke while appearing on a TVC programme on Monday evening, said he would defeat Obaseki’s anointed candidate because he has the backing of the people of the state.
He accused the governor of allowing certain individuals who had interest in governance to come between them.
According to him, “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.”
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