Senator representing Edo Central senatorial district, Clifford Ordia has denied reports that he is nursing plans to competition for the governorship election of Edo Province in 2024, barely one yr into the moment term of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
It was reported that Ordia had been tipped to replace Obaseki. The media study had also claimed that the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, may lose out in the powerfulness play.
Senator Ordia, in a brief statement made available to newsmen, said some rumour mongers are out to pitch him against the Deputy Governor, who he described as a personal friend and blood brother.
Ordia said some political forces in the Province, who may be envious of his towering human relationship with Governor Obaseki and Shaibu, were out to sponsor media reports that were factually wrong.
The Senate Commission chairman on Local and Foreign Debts urged his supporters and stakeholders in the Province, to back up the Governor in delivering the dividends of democracy to Edo people.
He said the Governor, despite the meagre resources, had continued to make roads, build schools, provide character healthcare and other critical infrastructure in the 3 senatorial districts of the Province.
Ordia said: “That study is totally mistaken. You can’t just sit down in your house and make stories or allow yourself to be sponsored by elements who are out to pitch me against our hard-working Governor. Those who sponsored this study, are ignorant and should not be taken seriously.
“Shaibu is a friend and a blood brother. Unfortunately, those political distractions have failed. The Governor and his Deputy have not fifty-fifty spent a yr into their moment term and some people are already promoting the politics of 2024 in the Province. We must discourage this.”
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