Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of seeking a third term in office by proxy.
Oshiomhole , a two-time governor of the state, was succeeded by Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent governor.
In a statement on Sunday, Benjamin Atu, Shaibu’s senior special assistant on media, said Oshiomhole is only using Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate, as a stooge to achieve his plans.
According to The deputy governor , the Obaseki administration inherited a backward state from the previous administration.
”The truth is that Ize-Iyamu is merely a stooge. The real man seeking for the governorship position is Adams Oshiomhole who has perfected the plan to betray democracy by seeking a third term in office. The price that Oshiomhole will pay for projecting Ize-Iyamu is an outright rejection,” he said.
“We need a new kind of politics and policies that reflect the best value of our people. Politics that focuses on bringing people together to work for the common good.
“We have displayed determination to end the culture of government that habitually failed to stimulate investment; provide massive employment for the youth and failed to reduce poverty and hardship in the land.
“Edo State has a choice to choose between policies of the heart by Governor Godwin Obaseki and policies of the head as currently being propagated by enemies of the state.
“The people of Edo State subscribed voluntarily to the the principle of Obaseki because they have seen these principles at work all over the state. We cannot risk the future of Edo State with a man’s shrunken aspirations. Good men cannot be shunned away from politics while those who ought to be defending their integrity are parading themselves, as party candidates.”