In an interesting turn of events, the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has dared his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki as he officially declares his governorship aspiration.
Shaibu declared his governorship ambition in a video released by his office in Benin on Monday, November 27, 2023.
The deputy governor declared his aspiration to succeed his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki in the 2024 governorship election.
Shaibu’s camp had earlier said that the deputy governor would formally declare his intention to run for the 2024 Edo State governorship election.
A ‘Special Invitation’ dated November 23, 2023 by the Philip Shaibu Campaign Organisation was made available to journalists.
It read: “On behalf of Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu Campaign Organisation.
I invite you to honour me with your esteemed presence as I offer myself to serve as the Chief Servant (Governor) of Edo State.”
As stated in the letter, the event was scheduled for Monday, November 27, at the Eterno Hotels by 8 am.
Shaibu’s ambition for governor has pitted him against Obaseki.
Obaseki is believed to be working to pick someone else to succeed him.
Watch video below:
SHUAIBU DARES OBASEKI
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu declares governorship ambition
— Jayjam (@JayItsJam) November 27, 2023