“They are hitting me and I am crying and buying tissues to wipe the tears.”

“They are hitting me and I am crying and buying tissues to wipe the tears.”

Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has alleged that he is being bullied for declaring his ambition to succeed his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Shaibu, who was not approved by Obaseki as his successor, complained that his job assignment had been withheld for the past five months but that as a prospective candidate, he would not be distracted.

Dismissing suggestions of disagreement with his boss, he said he was only being threatened for declaring his candidacy.

“I am sure I will get support from Edo South, Central and my own senatorial district which is Edo North.” He told TVC.

“That’s because I’m completely at home kid and detribalized. I have a support base in the three senatorial districts because I am a grassroots person and I relate to people in an integrated way.

“I use the word that I am a street child because I am always with people. So, I am confident and sure of winning the race.

“With the way they have been persecuting me, I therefore saw that I was the candidate to be beaten. That’s why they’re stopping me from declaring.

“How come I’m the only one being asked not to compete? I’m the only one whose office was relocated because I wanted to state my intention.

“I am the only one who, for almost five months, has not had any allocation for my position just because I declared it.

“When I said I was pressured but not distressed, I understand the kind of intimidation and oppression I went through.

“However, the truth is that all of this points to the fact that I am the candidate to win and I will not want to reveal my plans.

“I have my strategies and all I did was refuse to be distracted. I can bet that even the Governor will support me when the time comes.”

Shaibu said he would defeat anyone anointed by Obaseki.

“I will definitely defeat the so-called governorship candidate, not because I have the power, but because the Edo people want theirs and I am theirs. The Edo people do not want imports; they want their own.

“The problem I have with the governor is that he has allowed certain individuals who have an interest in governance to come between us. He’s managing in his own style and the way he feels he can do it. I’m also managing this however I feel I can.

“They’re hitting me and I’m crying and I’m buying tissues to wipe the tears.

“People say we’re fighting, but I’m not fighting. I’m being beaten.

“They are doing everything they can to stop me, but they can’t. The truth is that the Edo people have already made up their minds.

“Edo people hate intimidation. Ah, the kind of intimidation and harassment I received during this period was only God who really helped me. Regardless of the intimidation, I decided not to fight.

“If the PDP wants to win the race, the party needs a unifier, who is me.”

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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