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I’ll defeat Obaseki’s candidate, says Shaibu

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The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has expressed confidence in his victory in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Shaibu said he would definitely defeat the preferred candidate of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Shaibu stated this during a TVC programme on Monday evening.

This is coming barely 24 hours after he made a formal announcement, expressing his desire to compete for the Peoples Democratic Party ticket in the forthcoming party primaries.

Following his announcement, Shaibu inaugurated his campaign office in Benin City, the capital of the state. The event witnessed a large gathering of party supporters.

“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,” the governorship hopeful said.


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