Edo 2024: Philip Shaibu joins guber race, declares intention

Edo 2024: Philip Shaibu joins guber race, declares intention

Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, has revealed his intention to run for the position of governor in the 2024 election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Making his declaration at the Biohop Kelly Centre in Benin City, Shaibu emphasized his determination to bring development to the state, citing his firsthand experience of the struggles faced by the people.

Undeterred, he confidently stated that he is an unstoppable force in the upcoming election.


Having collaborated with Governor Godwin Obaseki for the past seven years, Shaibu acknowledged their joint efforts in laying the groundwork for Edo State’s progress.

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He urged the citizens to rally behind him in achieving his aspiration of becoming the next governor.


It is worth noting that the initial venue for his declaration, Eterno Hotel, abruptly cancelled the event, citing a conflicting schedule with Governor Obaseki’s program at the same location.

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The falling out between Obaseki and Shaibu stemmed from their disagreement over the governorship bid.


The deputy governor who hails from Edo North Senatorial District had earlier reiterated his loyalty to Obaseki, who hails from Edo South, but insisted that he will contest for the poll.

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However, Obaseki is believed to be rooting for a Lagos-based lawyer, Asue Ighodalo, who hails from Edo Central, as successor.



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