Edo Guber Poll: Philip Shaibu Declares Support For APC Candidate, Says He Is A Homeboy - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, June 17, 2024

Edo Guber Poll: Philip Shaibu Declares Support For APC Candidate, Says He Is A Homeboy

The September 21 governorship race in Edo State has taken a new twist with former deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu declaring support for the opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Monday Okpebholo, in the upcoming poll 

Shaibu who announced his support on the sidelines of the 2024 Father’s Day celebration at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Benin City, the  State capital, described the APC candidate as one of the three homeboys which started the governorship race including himself and Olumide Akpata of the Labour Party (LP).

“I will support a homeboy. I came into politics to contest as the governor of Edo State because I need the government to return to homeboys – people who understand our plight, people who understand what the people are feeling. Even the United Nations talks about the need for assessment. We don’t want outsiders, we have experimented with outsiders and it’s not working. So, this time around, we want homeboy,” he said.

“Today, I came in as a homeboy. We have only two homeboys in the major political parties in Edo State. One is in labour, and one is in APC, and I choose to follow another homeboy in the APC. The man they are parading in the PDP is an outsider, and we have also agreed that no more godfatherism in Edo. So, the man the PDP is trying to portray in Edo now is the godson of Obaseki and there is no way godsons will now be governor of Edo.”

 He was among the altar servants for the main mass.

Shaibu insisted that since he had dropped out of the race, his preferred choice from the remaining homeboys in Okpebholo. He noted that Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki has said everyone was free to choose who to support in any election, the reason he has come out publicly to back the APC governorship candidate in the election despite his PDP membership.

He stressed that his support for the opposition is not anti-party, adding even Governor Obaseki in the last election, was partly PDP and Labour Party.

“The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki says that everybody has the right to support whoever he wants to support, but he forgot also that he doesn’t have the right to stop anybody from whom he wants to support,” he said.

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