The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, said that he is running for the number one seat in the state because the people want him to govern them.
Shaibu said the people of the state would resist Governor Godwin Obaseki during the upcoming gubernatorial election.
In an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday, Shaibu accused the governor of betraying him.
He stressed that Obaseki was plotting to install an outsider as his successor, hence he would be resisted during the election.
Shaibu said: “The governorship of Edo State will not want an outsider, and the governor is trying to bring an outsider, we will resist it. I’m contesting this election not for the fluke but my people are interested in it.
“Anywhere I go, you can see the organic support; my support is not procedure like the governor is using taxpayers’ money to procure support for his candidate.
“I feel very betrayed by the governor. When we go to church some biblical verses are beginning to make meaning to me since this incident started. The heart of man is desperately wicked. I added value in terms of political value, finances, and political structure for Obaseki’s second term.”
Recall that the duo have been at loggerheads since the governor’s second term started.