Governor Godwin Obaseki has picked his Deputy, Philip Shaibu as his working mate for the Edo Governorship election scheduled for September 19, 2020.
He confirmed this whereas receiving his certificates of return and the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) flag on the Nationwide Headquarters of the occasion.
Obaseki who described his emergence because the PDP governorship candidate as a miracle, including that “you don’t change a profitable crew”.
The Edo governor stated: “My emergence because the governorship candidate of the PDP within the simply concluded major election is simply the hand of God. It’s miraculous. I and my deputy are grateful to this nice occasion.
“In hours of tribulation in our political storm, PDP gave us an enormous umbrella. This should be our first occasion due to the values of justice, equity. We discovered that transparency and high quality of governance reign on this occasion.”
Obaseki thanked the Nationwide Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu; Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan; and the Nationwide Authorized Adviser for his or her immediate responses to points concerning his waiver and eventual nomination.
In the meantime, the previous Nationwide Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Waziri Bulama, stated the occasion did all it may to maintain Governor Obaseki from defecting to the PDP.
In an interview with Every day Belief, Bulama, who was the deputy director-general (coordination) of the presidential marketing campaign of the occasion in 2019, stated the APC explored numerous choices to maintain Obaseki.
He stated President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Discussion board tried speaking to the Edo state governor however all strikes failed.
Bulama stated: “President Buhari talked to Obaseki; he appealed to all of the stakeholders and the APC Governors Discussion board despatched a delegation led by Ganduje.
“The occasion arrange a committee led by the senate president; Obaseki stated he didn’t need, claiming he was biased.
“They despatched one other crew. Look, all these choices and others have been explored however sadly, all these didn’t work and it led to some extent, regrettably, the place Obaseki left the occasion.”