Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 Edo governorship election under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Shaibu made the declaration on Monday morning, highlighting his determination to contest despite recent political challenges, especially in his relationship with Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Originally scheduled to take place at Eterno Hotels in GRA, Benin, the declaration event faced a last-minute change due to a conflicting schedule with an event organized by one of Governor Obaseki’s support groups at the same venue.
RoyalTimes gathered that Shaibu shifted the venue to the Bishop Kelly Pastoral Central, a Catholic church in Benin City.
Addressing his supporters at the new venue, Shaibu emphasized his commitment to the democratic struggle and his resilience against unfavorable circumstances.