Edo State deputy gov declares interest for 2024 guber polls, says no one can stop him


The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has promised to deliver practical governance if elected governor of the state in 2024.

The deputy governor made the promise in a live broadcast Monday, at the Bishop Kelly Centre, Benin, while declaring interest to contest the forthcoming 2024 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

According to him, he is a home boy who feels the pain of the people.

Shaibu who urged the electorate and party members to back his ambition, however stated that no one can stop him from becoming the next governor of the state as he bragged about being in politics for 30 years and working with Governor Godwin Obaseki in the last seven years to improve the state.

This, he said was the basis upon which he considers himself the best candidate to succeed his principal.

“Nobody can stop my ambition,” he declared.

Shaibu added, “I just want to appreciate all of you. We have started the journey and I decided together with all of us that after the consultation, we needed to make the answer to our consultation known to Edo people and the answer is clear.

“They (Edo people) have asked me to go and run and they said I am the one they see not just as a street boy but original own boy that can live there.

“I can assure you that by the grace of God, we will deliver practical governance,” he said.

The governorship aspirant talked about his achievements while he served as a House of Assembly member before he became a federal lawmaker at the House of Representatives.

Shaibu who promised to strengthen the agricultural sector vowed to continue where Obaseki stopped in the execution of projects across the state and promised to “hit the ground running.”

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission had earlier announced September 21 as the election date.

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