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Edo Deputy Gov. Shaibu storms PDP Abuja HQ, demands certificate of return

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Edo State’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, took centre stage at the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, pressing for the party’s certificate of return for the governorship election.

This comes after Shaibu was declared the winner of a parallel PDP governorship candidature for the state, in contrast to Asue Ighodalo, who emerged victorious in the main election.

Despite Asue being presented with a certificate of return by the PDP, Shaibu visited the party’s secretariat on Wednesday, insisting on receiving the same recognition. Emphasising that he won the primary election and should be formally acknowledged,

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Shaibu remarked, “Today is the day set aside for the collection of the certificate of return for the winner of the primary. I understand someone came yesterday and was given, well, the court will decide.

Shaibu, who has consistently claimed to be the authentic flagbearer of the party, has asserted, “I was elected by the authentic delegates. What is key is: who are those who elected the governor’s preferred candidate, Asue, and who are those who elected Philip Shaibu? I think in the coming days, we will know who among them is authentic.”

He went on to highlight the grassroots connection, stating that Asue does not understand it like he does. Shaibu expressed concerns about the PDP’s potential loss in Edo State if they argue against his candidature, asserting that Edo people want someone they know, can feel, and can touch. In addressing the party’s stance in court.

Shaibu remarked, “If the party decides to join us in court to argue for Ighodalo, then the PDP winning Edo State will be shaky because Asue will not be accepted by the people.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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