Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu, has urged political leaders in the state to play politics of development and not that of division, saying that the secret behind the electoral victories of All Progressives Congress (APC), since 2007 in the state, was due to its developmental projects.
Shaibu, who also commended his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, for insisting that ward leaders will henceforth determine who would be commissioners and Specials Advisers in this administration, said the people of the state were craving for development and not divisiveness.
He spoke when he distributed empowerment materials, as part of his constituency project in his one year as member representing Etsako federal constituency in the House of Representatives, before his election as deputy governor.
Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki Some of the empowerment materials included tricycles, motorcycles, sewing machines and milling machines which were distributed to over 500 persons.
According to Shaibu, “If you want to play politics, play it the right way. I play politics of development and projects. I don’t play politics of division. Those who want to play politics of division, this is a warning to you. Our people want projects and when you play politics of development, it is a win-win for you.”
“If you don’t execute projects, you cannot win. As we speak, the first project that the Edo State Government under Obaseki flagged off in the state is in Etsako West, the Agbede-Awai Road. And I can assure everybody that the governor of the state will bring development across the state. Why I am explaining all these is that some people want to play politics of division and it will not work.”
He explained that “This empowerment was the one that I got from my first year in the House of Representatives before you people voted me in to become the Deputy Governor of Edo State. In another 30 days, we will commissioning blocks of class rooms which I built while I was in the House of Reps.”