Mr. Philip Shaibu, Edo Deputy Governor, has said that come Sept. 19, he will defeat Mr Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and immediate past governor of the state even in his ward.
Shaibu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Benin on Sunday.
He said that this was not because he was “one superstar”, but because he was connected with the people.
He noted that he does not do money politics, nor uses money for election or bribe people for election, but does “organic” politics, which is building relationship with people.
He also said that he believed in being the messenger of the people, carrying the dividend of democracy to the people.
He told NAN that not only would he and the PDP defeat the former National Chairman in his ward, but would also win the entire six local government areas in Edo North Senatorial District.
He said that he will win the district with a very wide margin.
He said, “Edo North Senatorial District will be the easiest to win, because the political structure of the place is in our hands.”
He also disclosed that he introduced the former National Chairman of the APC to politics and organised his first ever political meeting that brought him in.
“I introduced Comrade Oshiomhole to politics. I organised his first ever political meeting that brought him in.
“I was in politics before him, I won my election in 2003, without going to court.
“But he came through the court, and I was already a member of the Edo House of Assembly 18 months before he became a governor.