- Edo deputy governor, Shaibu, is confident his kind of politics will defeat Oshiomhole's even in the ex-APC national chairman's ward
- Shaibu said he brought Oshiomhole into politics and can still teach him some lessons
- The former Edo lawmaker says he remains loyal to the state governor Obaseki as they head for re-election
The deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, has boasted that he would defeat the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole, in his own ward.
News Agency of Nigeria reported on Sunday, September 6 that Shaibu made the declaration during an interview in Benin City, the state capital.
He claimed that his confidence lies in his connectivity to the people of the ward and not because he was a superstar.
He claimed that he brought Oshiomhole into Edo politics and know how to defeat him squarely.
He said: “I introduced Comrade Oshiomhole to politics. I organised his first-ever political meeting that brought him in.
“I was in politics before he, I won my election in 2003, without going to court.
“But he came through the court, and I was already a member of the Edo House of Assembly 18 months before he became a governor."
Shaibu said his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is seeking re-election, remains strong and unshaken.
In a similar vein, Legit.ng reported earlier that the Edo state governor and Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the coming election, Obaseki, said one of the reasons Oshiomhole is against his reelection bid is because of his reversal of the sale of Edaiken Market.
According to him, the ex-governor and former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had sold the market to his friends.
“I reversed the sale of Edaiken Market and brought the rates down to the level that our people can afford. That pitted me against the godfather.
"He said that I cannot be a governor. Is he God? Are we fools?" he queried.
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