THE All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the nomination of the lawmaker representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Honourable Phillip Shuaibu, as his running mate.
He said the decision by the party’s state caucus to nominate Shuaibu represented one of the best things to have ever happened to youths in the state.
He said Shuaibu, despite his youthfulness, would bring his wealth of experience to bear in the task of taking the state to the next level.
He said after consultation with the party caucus and leadership, he was pleased to have Shuaibu as his running mate.
“He comes with a lot of political experience. He served as the Majority Leader of the Edo State House of Assembly and a member of the Committee on Works in the House of Representatives.
“He belongs to this generation of politicians, who will be joining me in this effort to take Edo to another height.
“I am happy with the decision of the party and Shuaibu, being someone that I have worked with all these years, understands politics.
“I am glad I will be having somebody like him around to help provide the services needed by our people.
“We are on a mission to consolidate on the huge successes made by Governor Adams Oshiomhole-led administration.
“We have been part of it and I believe we now understand better what our good people of Edo State need more than the PDP, who wants to come and destroy what we have built. God will not allow them.”