By Rejoice Egbaseimokumor

Niger Delta Ex-Agitators have thrown their weight behind His Excellency, Hon. Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo State for his Governorship ambition in Edo State.

The Niger Delta Ex-Agitators made their position known in Benin after a meeting that was well attended by over 300 Ex-Agitators in Benin on Monday 8th of January 2024.

In a press release signed by General Emma Satu, leader of the Niger Delta Ex-Agitators asserted that the group is more comfortable with Hon. Philip Shaibu, current deputy Governor of Edo state, stressing that from all indications, Shaibu will make a good Governor.

The statement while endorsing Shaibu for Governor had particularly expressed optimism that he will address the concerns of the Ijaws in Edo State and haven’t served as Deputy Governor of Edo state for the past years, he has the experience and democratic credentials to move Edo state forward.

According General Emma Satu, he said the group has met with Shaibu several times to see the developmental blue print he has for the entire Edo State and the age long marginalized Ijaw people in the state, stressing that the Niger Delta Ex-Agitators are happy that he has a very rich plan for the Gelegele Seaport and the massive development of other Ijaw areas in the state as well as the entire Edo State.

The Ex-Agitators have urged party faithfuls and the people of Edo state to massively throw their weight behind Hon. Philip Shaibu for Governor, adding that he remains the only remedy and antidote for the proper development of Edo state, stressing that Homeboy is the only available option for a progressive Edo State.

Meanwhile, leader of the Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, General Emma Satu had assured Shaibu and his team that the group will continue to mobilize support for his Governorship ambition.