By Millicent Umoru-O
The Deputy Governor of Edo State and running mate to Governor Godwin Obaseki for the September 19 poll, Phillip Shaibu, has said no amount of kneeling stunt would save Adams Oshiomhole, the former, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)and his party’s candidate, Osagie Ize -Iyamu, from being defeated.
Shaibu said this during a campaign that started from Akpakpava Road in Benin City, through Ekpoma to Jattu, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
He, however, noted that the governorship electioneering would be issue – based, with a focus on performance and not on persons nor throwing of tantrums and making deceptive public appearances.
He explained that the election would present Edo people the opportunity to decide the future of their unborn children and not a time to think about pecuniary gains and egos of wannabe godfathers.
He stressed that he scheduled several peace meetings with Adams Oshiomole, without success before he masterminded their disqualification from contesting the governorship election under the APC.
Mr Shaibu noted that no amount of intimidation could stop him and Obaseki from fulfilling the aspirations of the majority of the people, as against servicing the greed of a few individuals .