The member representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representative and running mate to the Gubernatorial Candidate of all~Progressives Congress (APC), RT. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, has berated the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over the comments by the PDP vice Chairman for Edo North Mr. Segun Saiki that “PDP will give Oshiomhole an embarrassing sendoff from Edo North.” In his reaction, the law maker said PDP will not have any vote from Edo North in the forth-coming September election and advise them to stop day- dreaming and building castles in the air. He described comments of Saiki as an expression of fear saying that the PDP as a party has made corruption a Soap-opera and a religion. He advice the leadership of the PDP to start moving out of Edo North before they will be disgrace by the electorate on the 10th of September through voting.
Hon. Philip Shaibu who was the former Majority Leader of the Edo State House of Assembly and the Running mate to Mr. Godwin Obaseki, described the PDP as sore point in the Nigerian script. The PDP are power mongers who cleaved to power, abused their offices, and desecrated the sanctity of democratic ethos. He maintained that PDP is a colony of looting locust stressing that the people of Edo North have vow to resist the presence of PDP from every household and street. The lawmaker accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of returning the era of renting crowd for campaign. Hon. Philip Shaibu emphasized that, the crowd that was present at the PDP flag of in Auchi was a rented crowd from neighbouring states who had no idea of the effors of Governor Adams Oshiomhole. According to him, APC is the only party in Edo North. PDP is the reason why the people of Edo State are in the shackles of poverty until God brought Oshiomhole to deliver the State. PDP is a party of living dictators and Men who have metamorphosed into deities. He stressed that the time of the PDP has gone but it’s a pity that they do not realize it.
The Deputy Governor hopeful said the people of Edo Should expect to see a new Governor in a different mood and with more commitment to continue the developmental and industrialization programme in the State, with a new zeal and enthusiasm. According to him, during the PDP era, Edo State was in murky waters until the APC took over to deliver the State. We need a personality like Mr. Godwin Obaseki who has the dexterity, uncommon tact and the blazing determination of a cerebral mind to pilot the state to a safe destination. Shaibu emphasized that such a gigantic task ahead is not a task to be left for political misfits or gladiators like PDP whose base instincts are rooted in sentiments and divisive interest.