The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu on Wednesday said the people of the state would resist Governor Godwin Obaseki during the upcoming gubernatorial election.
Shaibu said Obaseki was plotting to install an outsider as his successor; hence he would be resisted during the election.
Shuaibu made his thoughts known in an interview with journalists, accusing the governor of betraying him.
Shaibu lamented that despite his support and adding political value to Obaseki, he betrayed him.
He said: “The governorship of Edo State will not want an outsider, and the governor is trying to bring an outsider, we will resist it. I’m contesting this election not for the fluke but my people are interested in it.
“Anywhere I go, you can see the organic support; my support is not procedure like the governor is using taxpayers’ money to procure support for his candidate.
“I feel very betrayed by the governor. When we go to church some biblical verses are beginning to make meaning to me since this incident started. The heart of man is desperately wicked. I added value in terms of political value, finances, and political structure for Obaseki’s second term.”
Responding, Obaseki had said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will decide Shaibu’s fate.