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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo Atate
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu, has been confirmed as the running mate of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, for the September elections.
Govrernor Obaseki made the confirmation while speaking after receiving his certificate of governorship primary on Saturday, saying “you don’t change a winning team”.
The Governor also described his emergence as the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate as a miracle from God.
Said Obaseki in his acceptance speech: “My emergence as the governorship candidate of the PDP in the just concluded primary election is just the hand of God. It is miraculous. I and my deputy are grateful to this great party.
“In hours of tribulation in our political storm, PDP gave us a huge umbrella. This ought to be our first party because of the values of justice, fairness. We found out that transparency and quality of governance reign in this party”.
Obaseki also thanked the National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu; National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan; and the National Legal Adviser for their prompt responses to issues regarding his waiver and eventual nomination.