The Oasis Reporters
December 3, 2023
In a recent BBC Pidgin English interview that spanned the entire gamut of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki’s seven years in office (still counting) from raising hope and belief in staying back in the state for the youths into creating the enabling environment for their prosperity by building infrastructure as well as supporting enterprise, mention was also made of the bid by his deputy, Philip Shaibu to run for governor.of the state.
“Wetin no correct, wetin no fair, wetin no go help Edo unite, my hand no dey” – Godwin Obaseki
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Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki put on his diplomatic best by saying that he had no preferred candidate as the choice of the next governor would ultimately rest with the people.
It is who the people tell him that they have chosen that would be his choice.
However, he be glad to support equity, fairness and what would unify the people of Edo State.
Viewers of the BBC interview saw it as a veiled opposition to Philip Shaibu’s candidacy because he originates from Edo North that had earlier produced Comrade Adams Oshiomole who governed the state for 8 years before handing over to Godwin Obaseki who is from Edo south, and the principle of fairness and equity demands that the office should go to Edo Central.
Currently, it is known that Asue Ighodalo from Edo Central is being seen as a leading candidate for the governorship.
Credits to BBC Pidgin for the interview