“PDP Will Lose Edo State”: Shaibu Warns Obaseki, Party Over Ighodalo’s Emergence As Flagbearer

“PDP Will Lose Edo State”: Shaibu Warns Obaseki, Party Over Ighodalo’s Emergence As Flagbearer

  • Philip Shaibu is not ready to step down from the Edo state governorship election despite his fallout with Governor Godwin Obaseki
  • The deputy governor of Edo state insisted that he was the authentic governorship candidate of the party
  • He urged the leadership of the PDP to allow him to be the flagbearer, or the party would have no candidate in the forthcoming election slated for September 2024

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Edo state, Benin-City - Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo state, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to refrain from working against his candidacy.

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Shaibu has threatened the PDP following Ighodalo’s emergence as the party's flagbearer in the election. Photo credit: Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, Asue Ighodalo
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Shaibu warned that failure to accept him as PDP candidate in the governorship election will spell doom for the party in Edo state.

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Asue Ighodalo won the PDP primary at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City on Thursday, February 22, while Philip Shaibu won the parallel election at a different venue.

Speaking on the development on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday morning, February 23, Shaibu maintained that he was the authentic candidate of the party for the September 21 election. He added that Edo people did not want Ighodalo, who he said was not a homeboy.

The deputy governor faulted the primary that produced Ighodalo, saying that it was organised by the state party executive instead of the national executive of the party, Channels TV reported.

He stated:

“The option is for the PDP not to go and argue against my candidacy, if they do that PDP will lose Edo State. Edo people do not want Asue Ighodalo to be the governor of Edo State because he is not a homeboy they know.

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“They are looking for someone that they know, somebody they can feel, somebody they can touch. PDP has a date with history, delegates have spoken that they want Shuaibu and I can bet you that the other eight aspirants will support Shuaibu if they party back him."

PDP delegate gives birth at election ground

Elsewhere, it was a celebration day for the PDP in Edo state at its governorship primary election ground on Wednesday, February 22, as a delegate reportedly gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.

It was reported that the delegate went into labour at the hotel in Benin (name undisclosed), where she and other delegates were lodged.

PM News reported that the unidentified pregnant delegate was said to be from the Igueben local government area of the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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