We are yet to pick running mate —APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has denied rumours doing the rounds that the name of the lawmaker representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Honourable Phillip Shaibu, has been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) as the running mate to its governorship standard-bearer, Godwin Obaseki.

The party said it was still in the process of nominating a running mate for Mr Obsseki for the September 10 governorship elections, adding that party leaders in the state would soon come up with an acceptable person.

Edo State chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua, in a chat with journalists on Sunday, described as ‘interesting’ rumours that the name of Shaibu had been submitted to INEC.

Ojezua said the deputy governorship candidate could emerge from the Edo North or Central senatorial zones, after a meeting of all stakeholders in the Edo APC.

On reports that he was being asked to resign so that the Edo Central, where he came from could produce the deputy governorship candidate, Ojezua said the emergence of a deputy governor had nothing to do with his office.

It does not affect my position. We have not picked any name,” he said.