Edo 2024: I’ll defeat Obaseki’s anointed candidate – Deputy Governor, Shaibu

Deputy Governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu has vowed to defeat the anointed candidate of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.

Shaibu said he would defeat whoever Obaseki intends to present as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) because he has the backing of the people of the state.

Speaking during an interview on TVC programme on Monday evening, the deputy governor added that the problem he has with the governor is that he allowed people with political ambition to come between them.

Shaibu said: “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.”