Rep Shuaibu picked as Obaseki’s run­ning mate for Edo gov’ ship

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi (Abuja) & Us­man A. Bello (Benin)

The gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr God­win Obaseki, has de­scribed the nomination of Mr Philip Shuaibu as his run­ning mate by the party’s cau­cus in the state as a good omen for the youths.

Shuaibu is the mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Et­sako Fed­eral Con­stituency of Edo State in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Obaseki said that he was op­ti­mistic that his run­ning mate would bring his wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence to bear in the task of tak­ing the state to the next level.

The APC flag bearer said: “I am happy with the de­ci­sion of the party. Shuaibu is some­body I have worked with all these years, un­der­stands his politics and, most im­por­tantly, as a young man, our youths now have where to run to.

“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 need, more than the PDP, who wants to come and de­stroy what we have built.”

Shuaibu had served as the ma­jor­ity leader of the Edo State House of As­sem­bly.

He is now a mem­ber of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives com­mit­tee on works.

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