The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has warned former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, against overturning the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Naija News recalls that Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the September 2020 governorship election.
Speaking during an empowerment programme for Afemai Youths in Ogbona and Jattu respectively at the weekend, Shaibu claimed that Oshiomhole was instrumental to the Supreme Court victory of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State.
He accused Oshiomhole of plotting to repeat the Uzodinma’s model to upturn the popular victory of Obaseki in the State.
The Edo Deputy Governor warned the former Edo governor against subverting the will of the people through the judiciary.
Shaibu said, “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.”