Rt Hon. Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo, has alleged Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of seeking a third term into the office of the state governor by surrogacy.
Oshiomhole was a two-time governor of Edo state, and was succeeded by Godwin Obaseki, the current governor of the state.
In an official statement issued on Sunday, Benjamin Atu, Shaibu’s senior special assistant on media, mentioned that Oshiomhole is only using Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate, as a stooge to acconplish his personal plans.
Shaibu stated that the Obaseki government inherited a backward state from the former administration.
”The truth is that Ize-Iyamu is merely a stooge. The real man seeking for the governorship position is Adams Oshiomhole who has perfected the plan to betray democracy by seeking a third term in office. The price that Oshiomhole will pay for projecting Ize-Iyamu is an outright rejection,” he said.
“We need a new kind of politics and policies that reflect the best value of our people. Politics that focuses on bringing people together to work for the common good.
“We have displayed determination to end the culture of government that habitually failed to stimulate investment; provide massive employment for the youth and failed to reduce poverty and hardship in the land.
“Edo State has a choice to choose between policies of the heart by Governor Godwin Obaseki and policies of the head as currently being propagated by enemies of the state.