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Edo gov’ship: No worries over Shaibu’s legal threat – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was not worried about the threat of the deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, seeking redress in…

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was not worried about the threat of the deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, seeking redress in court over the recognition of Asue Ighodalo as the authentic candidate of the party in the coming September governorship election in the state.

Shaibu last week stormed the national headquarters of the party and demanded that he be recognised as the authentic governorship candidate of the party.

The deputy governor had also raised the alarm that he was being threatened with impeachment for insisting that the right thing be done in the PDP in Edo State.

Recall that Shaibu and Ighodalo emerged as governorship candidates of the PDP in Edo State after parallel primaries were conducted in the state on February 22, 2023.

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But the PDP had insisted that Ighodalo remain the only candidate of the party and had presented the certificate of return to him.

But speaking on the action and threat by Shaibu, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told Daily Trust that the party is not deterred by the threat of the deputy governor.

He said, “We are not worried. We wish the deputy governor well on his journey to the court. We are waiting for him. We cannot continue to run this party like this. Is he the only one who contested the primary? Why is he going on like this?”

The PDP deputy spokesman said other aspirants who contested the primary have decided to rest their case and wondered why the deputy governor refused to be pacified.

He said, “There were ten of them that bought the form; the rest have accepted the reconciliation move of the party. Have you heard any of them say they were coming to the party to ask for a certificate of return? This is a recipe for a crisis. We cannot waste our time if someone is not ready for reconciliation. We have a legal department.”

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