Deputy Governor of Edo State Philip Shaibu has said that nobody would intimidate him out of the September 21, 2024, governorship election.
Shaibu said this after returning his governorship nomination form to the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, he joined the Edo governorship race to stop schemes by vested interests to return power to businessmen.
“We started the journey of rescuing Edo State in 2006, and we were conscious of what we wanted to achieve. We said that we needed to take our state back and return it to the people, and we did take the state back and return it to the people. Along the line, something happened, and the state was about to be hijacked again, so we said no.
“This election is another challenge; they want to take the state from the Edo people and return it to businessmen, and we are saying no because Edo State cannot return to Egypt.
“Edo State will continually move forward, and the only way it can move forward is if power resides with the people. PDP says power to the people, not power to business friends or business colleagues. I will tell the leadership of PDP that some of us have been harassed. I have received a lot of intimidation, but unfortunately for me, it is like a cross that God has asked me to carry,” he said.