The Edo state’s deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has boasted he would defeat the anointed candidate of Governor Godwin Obaseki for the 2024 governorship election in Edo State
According to Shaibu, he would defeat whoever his principal anoint because he has the backing of the people of Edo state.
He stated this while appearing on a TVC programme on Monday evening.
Shaibu said: “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.”