Ben Peters, Abuja
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has spoken out against the recent attacks on his office by the Governor of Edo State, emphasizing that this is not a personal matter but one that concerns the state and its people.
Shaibu expressed concern that the governor has chosen to attack a constitutionally recognized office without considering the implications this could have on the future of the state.
He called upon the well-meaning citizens of Edo State to voice their opposition to Governor Obaseki’s actions, emphasizing that the office he holds is not solely a creation of Obaseki and that the people must speak out against Obaseki’s tactics solely because he wants to impose his chosen successor.
Furthermore, Shaibu assured the people of Auchi and the entire Otaru community of his unwavering commitment to their development. He promised to do even more for them if elected as governor, calling on them to support his candidacy as he possesses the necessary experience and will not need to learn on the job.
Highlighting the significance of Uchi Day, an annual celebration of gratitude to Almighty Allah, Shaibu expressed his continued support as a son of the Otaru, demonstrating his commitment to the event as always.
Shaibu declared that, if elected, he would be a governor for all of Edo’s citizens, promising to lead from the front. He emphasized his intention to strengthen the traditional institution and involve traditional rulers in the state by granting them rightful roles and entitlements.