July 20, 2024

Edo 2024: Shaibu More Than Qualified To Be Governor – Esan Traditional Council


Comrade Shaibu with Edo Central Traditional Council

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By Reporter

Edo State Deputy Governor and one of the foremost Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the 2024 Governorship Election, Comrade Philip Shaibu, yesterday met with traditional rulers in Esanland.

Enojie of Igueben, Zaiki Ojiega prays for Comrade Shaibu

The meeting, which held at the palace of the Ojuromi of Uromi, who also doubles as the Chairman, Esan Traditional Council, His Royal Majesty, Zaiki Anslem Edenojie II, ended on a highly positive note.

Comrade Shaibu exchanging pleasantries with Enojie of Uromi

Speaking, HRM Zaiki declared that: “The Deputy Governor is known to all of us, I don’t think there is anybody here who does not know him. My personal relationship with him dates back to the days when he was a member of the State House of Assembly.

“We believe that Shaibu is more than qualified to be the governor of our state.”

The Enojie of Ujogba and Secretary of the Traditional Council, His Royal Highness, Zaiki Solomon Ojiega, said although Edo stands on a tripod, they believe on someone that can feel for them, respect the traditional institution and give it a pride of place in the society.

He spoke glowingly about Comrade Shaibu, and prayed that God Almighty blesses his political aspiration to be the next Governor of Edo State. 

The Chairman of the Traditional Council asked the Enojie of Igueben, His Royal Highness, Zaiki Ehizoje Madugemo, to pray for the deputy governor. The Onojie of Uromi also prayed and asked God to bless Shaibu’s political aspiration.

Earlier, the Comrade Shaibu briefed the Traditional Council of his aspiration to contest the 2024 Governorship Election in the state, saying that he was in the palace to first seek their support to be the flagbearer of the People Democratic Party, PDP

He explained that he was not a stranger to them, as their relationship is traced to his student days as President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, before becoming a member of the State House of Assembly.

Shaibu pleaded that they should support someone they know, they can feel and touch. Someone who has lived among them for years, who knows their feelings and understands their pains.

The Deputy Governor advised the royal fathers to be wary of all those dangling the ethnic card before them because it is an attempt to deceive them and divide us as a people, saying, “Edo has gone beyond ethnic politics but somebody who has the capacity, a deep knowledge of the state and who is fully on ground to address issues of concern to the people. Those playing ethnic politics are  limited and short of what to tell the people,” Shaibu said.

Shortly after receiving the royal blessing, the Deputy Governor met with the PDP Leaders in the Eleven (11) Wards in Esan South-East Local Government, where he  reiterated his readiness to be the next Governor of Edo State, pleading that they should support his nomination to carry the flag of the PDP, in the forthcoming party primaries.

He stressed that, his relationship with some of them, dates to back his school days, describing himself as one of them who understands their pains.

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