Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, is said to have shown interest in occupying the governorship seat in the state’s 2024 election.
A source close to Shaibu said the ambition of the deputy governor is now like a movement beyond his control as his followings cut across different political parties in the state, according to Leadership.
The source hinted that plans and arrangements are underway and as soon as it is time, Shuaibu will make his intention public.
According to the source, “Even if Comrade Shaibu wanted to bury his ambition based on his boss’ position, it was too late because so many people and groups across the country and outside the country have keyed into it.
“There are groups and individuals who have been consulting and mobilizing on their own for him even before his altercation with his boss that even if he had the intention of dropping his ambition to resolve the issues, we would not have agreed to that”.
Also, a member of one of the groups mobilizing for Shaibu said, “We believe that Shaibu is the most experienced among those who are angling to take over from Obaseki. He has the street credibility, he is like a bridge between the old and the young, he has been part of Obaseki’s reforms as an insider so he is the best out of those we have seen so far.”