Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has said the state will slide into ruins if the All Progressive Congress’ governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is voted into power.
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Benjamin Atu, on Wednesday, Shaibu said that in the last four years, Edo had witnessed a lot of institutional growth where the government was supreme and not an individual.
He maintained that it would be devastating if such achievements were allowed to be destroyed by Ize-Iyamu and his godparents.
“We need strong institutions that can make the leap between individuals’ participation in governance possible through collective action and tangible improvements in people’s lives. We are determined to achieve a reversal of Edo’s long slide towards degradation. If Ize-Iyamu and his godparents are allowed into power, the state will slide deeper into ruins.
The deputy governor said the state had been returned to the path of greatness, adding: “Our mission for seeking a second term is to perfect all we have started and lay a developmental benchmark that cannot be reversed or destroyed. We are seeking a second term to establish a common vision for the future of our state.”