Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
The Edo State deputy governorship candidate, Philip Shaibu, yesterday, boasted that he is confident that governor Godwin Obaseki and himself would remain victorious at the polls.
Shaibu said this while speaking with journalists shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit at Jattu, Etsako West local government.
Shaibu voted at his Ward 11, unit 5, at about 10: 30 am.
“I am optimistic that we will win the election. You know I am a man of the people and we have a technocrat as a governor, people who ordinarily would not have come are out to vote are all here, so I am expecting bigger victory for us”.
He said though he is satisfied with the turn out of voters but it would have been more if not for initial tension that follow the electioneering campaign.
“I have never lose election, I am a grassroots politician and a man of the people. The crowd would have been more than this but I think as time goes on, people will turn up for the election.
“Don’t forget this is my community and whether there is gunshot or not, they must stand by me”.
He said at the moment, the election is peaceful but we don’t know what will happen later.
“But you know at this time of election, things are usually peaceful, things get worse during collation of result.
“I heard that in some strong hold of the governor Card readers are not working well but I am yet to confirm that”, he said.