The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has warned former Governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole to avoid toppling the collective will of the people and to forget about any plans to unseat Governor Godwin Obaseki at the September 2020 governorship election through the judiciary.
The deputy Governor maintained confidence in the judiciary and President Muhammadu Buhari to protect Nigeria’s democracy and the collective will of the Edo community.
He said this during an empowerment program for Afemai Youths in Ogbona and Jattu during the weekend.
Shaibu noted that Oshiomhole had a hand in the supreme court victory of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State and further alleged that the former Governor was aiming at doing the same to overturn the victory of Obaseki in Edo State.
“The Nigeria Judiciary is known to be among the best in the world, therefore, Oshiomhole’s utterance is a mere crying of a beaten baby and he must be made aware that Edo is not Imo State.
“Now that he has vowed to test the collective will of the good people of Edo State by attempting to subvert their will through a questionable judicial arrangement, he will obviously not to be tolerated by the managers of our judiciary.
“The victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki is a victory for Nigeria’s democracy and it was the first election in Nigeria where all political parties came together to vote for one candidate for the overall development of the state”, Shaibu said.