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Obaseki Happy With Shuaibu As Running Mate

APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Obaseki, Edo Indigenes
Posted: Jul 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – Mr. Godwin Obaseki, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Monday declared that the nomination of Hon. Philip Shuaibu as his running mate by the party caucus in the state was one of the best things to happen to the youths of the state.

This is coming just as the people with disability in the state have backed the aspiration of the APC candidate, saying that his love for the youths of the state would help to check unemployment in the state.

Speaking to journalists soon after the nomination of Shuaibu as his running mate, Obaseki expressed joy that Shuaibu who is currently the member representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, would bring his wealth of experience to bear in the task to take the state to the next level.

He said, “After consultations with the party caucus and leadership, I have accepted Philip Shuaibu as my running mate. He comes with a lot of political experience, having served as Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly and a member of the Committee on Works in the House of Representatives.

“He belongs to this generation of politicians who will be joining me in this effort to take Edo to another height. I am happy with the decision of the party and Shuaibu being somebody that I have worked with all these years, understands the politics and most importantly as a young man, our youths have where to run to. I am glad I will be having somebody like him around to help provide the services needed by our people.

“We are on a mission to consolidate on the huge successes made by the Governor Adams Oshiomhole-led administration. We all have been part of it and I believe we know and understand better, what our good people of Edo State more than the PDP who wants to come and destroy what we have built. But God will not allow them.”