Let Edo people decide who becomes next governor, Shaibu warns destroyers of campaign billboards

Philip Shaibu

By Jethro Ibileke

The deputy governor of Edo state, Mr Philip Shaibu, has lamented the destruction of his camping billboards by unidentified persons.

Shaibu who spoke when he visited scene of his billboard on Lagos street, around Ring Road, warned those who go about destroying/dismantling his campaign billboards,

He said it was unhelpful because it is Edo people who should decide who becomes the next governor of the state.

The visibly-angry deputy governor who addressed a mammoth crowd in Hausa, Yoruba and greeted the people in Esan languages, said that his campaign billboards were dismantled on two different occasions on same spot.

He disclosed that he had secured all the stands for his campaign billboards since June 2023.

He said: “I am a man who plans ahead in whatever I want to do. I paid and secured all of them across the state, and signed an MoU with the owners and fully paid for.

“This kind of ugly development is capable of scaring private investors from the state.

“This is why we have to be very careful as a government and individual in our actions.

“We are going to replace the billboard right now. We hope it will not be tampered with again.”

“We have been patient enough, they must not provoke us. Our patience must not be taken for granted. Edo is a peaceful state, we must allow peace to prevail before, during and after the election,” Shaibu counselled.