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General News of Monday, 20 November 2023


Edo guber: Shaibu dares Obaseki, reveals plan to run for governor

Philip Shaibu and Godwin Obaseki Philip Shaibu and Godwin Obaseki

Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has declared his ambition to contest for the governorship position on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Shaibu who has been a logger heads with his boss, Godwin Obaseki said Edo state needs a practical leader.

According to Shaibu, Obaseki, who has governed the State for close to 8 years now, was an experimental governor.

Speaking to the press in Benin City, Shaibu said, “With the 2024 Edo governorship election fast approaching, the state cannot afford to experiment again with someone who does not understand the politics of the state or the needs of the people.

“Edo people need practical governance and you cannot experiment again with somebody that does not understand the politics of a good state and the needs of the people.

“So, everything we have to do should be assessed. You cannot know the needs of the people when you don’t live with them. So for me, competence and experience should be the watchwords as we go into the election in 2024.

“Who is competent? Who is more experienced? Who will hit the ground running from day one?

“Are we going to experiment with a new person again? And the person will spend the first four years learning on the job and he will spend another four years trying to embezzle, set up his businesses in the name of consolidating on the gains of the first term.

“Or do we need a governor that from day one will hit the ground running?”