The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in forthcoming governorship election in Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has confirmed the selection of the member representing Etsako Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Mr. Philip Shaibu, as his running.
Shaibu was a former majority leader in the Edo State House of Assembly, under Etsako West II, where Governor Adams Oshiomhole hails from.
Obaseki said the choice of the federal lawmaker was reached after consultations with the party’s leadership.
He also described Shaibu as a youthful politician, whose wealth of political experience will contribute to the task of bringing meaningful development to the state.
Meanwhile, people with disability in the state have backed the aspiration of the APC candidate, saying that his love for the youth of the state will help check unemployment in the state.
Obaseki said, “After consultation with the party caucus and leadership, I have accepted Philip Shuaibu as my running mate. He comes with a lot of political experience, having served as majority leader of the state House of Assembly and a member of the Committee on Works in the House of Representatives.
“He belongs to this generation of politicians who will be joining me in this effort to take Edo to another height. I am happy with the decision of the party and Shuaibu, being somebody that I have worked with all these years, understands the politics and, most importantly as a young man, our youths have where to run to. I am glad I will be having somebody like him around to help provide the services needed by our people.”
The APC candidate promised that if elected his administration would build on the success recorded by the current administration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole.