The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has described the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State as a challenge.
Shaibu, who stated while submitting his nomination form at the Wada Plaza, the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja, on Thursday, said another ploy to hand over the governance of the state to another businessman, will be firmly rejected.
According to him, the Edo people cannot afford to return to Egypt, noting that the only way to avoid this is when the power resides with the people, not with businessmen.
The deputy governor further explained that PDP has declared with his slogan that ‘Power to the People,’ not to business moguls alone.
“This year’s election poses another challenge because of a ploy to hand governance over to businessmen, and we are firmly rejecting that. We cannot return to Egypt and the only way is when power resides with the people, not with businessmen — as PDP declares, ‘Power to the People,’ not to business moguls alone,” Shsibu said.