Ahead of the September 10 Edo State governorship election, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Central Senatorial district have insisted on producing running mate to the party’s governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
As part of efforts to secure the deputy governorship’ slot, APC leaders in the area were said to have settled for a candidate from old Agbazilo axis (Esan North-East and Esan South-East local government areas of the Esan senatorial district to produce a candidate
Chief Francis Inegbeneki, a party chieftain in the area, who spoke with journalists in Benin City, on the development, said he met with Governor Adams Oshiomhole on the reasons Esanland should produce running mate to Obaseki adding and that the governor agreed to the arrangement
‘‘Any right-thinking politician will know that it is not politically wise to give the deputy governor’s slot to a zone which has the outgoing governor.
“Edo North has the governor with the deputy from Edo South right now, so if Edo South has the governor in the coming dispensation, Edo Central should have the deputy.”
The politician argued that it is fairness and equity that the Esan people gets the slot for APC deputy governor in 2016.