“If PDP oppose my candidacy, they will lose Edo state” – Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu warns

The Deputy Governor of Edo, Philip Shaibu, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that failure to accept him as its candidate in the upcoming governorship election will spell doom for the party in the state.

On Thursday, boardroom guru Asue Ighodalo won the PDP primary at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. In contrast, Philip Shaibu and his newly formed faction won the parallel election at a different venue.

Speaking on Channels Television on Friday, Shuaibu maintained that he is the authentic candidate of the party for the September 21 election, saying that Edo people do not want Ighodalo, whom he said is not a homeboy.

His words: “The option is for the PDP not to go and argue against my candidacy; if they do that, PDP will lose Edo State. Edo people do not want Asue Ighodalo to be the governor of Edo State because he is not a homeboy they know.

“They are looking for someone they know, somebody they can feel, touch. PDP has a date with history; delegates have spoken that they want Shuaibu, and I can bet you that the other eight aspirants will support Shuaibu if they party back him.

“If the party decides to join us in court to argue for Ighodalo then PDP then winning Edo State for PDP will be shaky because Asue will not be accepted by the people,” Shaibu said.

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  1. Only you as a deputy gov for 8yrs, now you want to be gov, are you the only person in Edo state? Let another person win but not you

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