Edo guber primaries: Our legal team waiting for you – PDP to Philip Shaibu

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, of attempting to cause crisis within the party following his loss at the just concluded primary election in the state.

PDP’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the party’s legal team is waiting for Shaibu in court following his threat to seek legal redress over his inability to emerge as the party’s candidate.

Shaibu had caused a stir in the state when he conducted a parallel primary election from where he emerged as the party’s governorship candidate.

But, PDP also declared Asue Ighodalo as the authentic winner of the party’s primary election that was conducted at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

However, Abdullahi said the PDP would not be deterred by the deputy governor’s threat to seek redress in court.

A statement by Abdullahi said: “We are not worried. We wish the deputy governor well on his journey to the court. We are waiting for him. We cannot continue to run this party like this. Is he the only one who contested the primary? Why is he going on like this?

“There were ten of them that bought the form; the rest have accepted the reconciliation move of the party. Have you heard any of them say they were coming to the party to ask for a certificate of return? This is a recipe for a crisis. We cannot waste our time if someone is not ready for reconciliation. We have a legal department.”

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