The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has been unanimously endorsed by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 11, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, to run for the upcoming 2024 Governorship Election.
The Ward arrived at the decision during a reception Shaibu was hosted to upon arrival at a Ward meeting, organized at the instance of PDP Ward 11, Etsako West LGA where the Chairman, Hon Igbafe Agbonoga, affirmed the Deputy Governor’s level of acceptability among his people, party members and populace.
According to the Ward Chairman, “We have agreed that Philip Shaibu must run for 2024 Governorship Election. We know he would make a huge difference, if elected as the next Governor of our dear State. Our decision is based on the ideology of the Deputy Governor’s practicality in governance during his tenure as a member of Edo State House of Assembly and National Assembly respectively, which focused on ensuring a paradigm shift in governance.
“The Ward 11 PDP members and leadership, after critically examining the antecedents and capacity of the Deputy Governor, we have decided to endorse and support him to run and win the Edo 2024 Governorship Election.
“This decision was taken with due consultations with our party faithful, across the entire Ward 11 of PDP, Estako West.
“Let me reiterate, that it is our belief that the Deputy Governor is the most credible and qualified person for Edo 2024. As we prepare to elect a new Governor in a matter of months to come, we need not just any politician, but a man with the best interest of the State at heart, in addition to the necessary experience.
“We need the Deputy Governor to stir the ship of the State from the usual failed expectations and disappointments that have been our bane.
”It is on this note that we are here, to announce that after careful scrutiny of those aspiring to be Governor, we have found that the most suitable man for the job is Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu and we so endorse him for the number one seat of Edo State.”