- As the faceoff between Godwin Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole stretches, more voices seem to be raised in favour of the governor of Edo
- One of the voices in support of Obaseki is Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of the state, who recently said that he risked his life in the past trying to save Oshiomhole from impeachment
- Shaibu called Edo people to lend their support to the governor who is doing his utmost to strengthen democracy in the state
In defence of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, his deputy, Philip Shaibu, has called on the people of the state to rally round him and support his administration.
Shaibu said that it is time for the people to throw their weight behind all the efforts of Obaseki to enhance the growth of democracy and development in the state, Vanguard reports.
The deputy governor said that on several occasions, he had risked the safety of his family members while he was trying to save Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, from being impeached both in his first and second administrations.
Recounting some of those instances, Shaibu said: “I was brutalized for Comrade Oshiomhole. I laid down my life for him; threw my family through the fence for safety when I was attacked for his sake.
"My hands were stitched after I was attacked on the floor of the state House of Assembly to save Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from being impeached in his first and second terms in office."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki had sent a strong warning to Oshiomhole as the crisis rocking the party deepens.
Obaseki said Oshiomhole's antics to create factions in the state would fail, adding that the APC national chairman no longer has the support of the Edo people.
Legit.ng gathered that the Edo governor said the APC in the state is strong and united just as he claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked him to deal with anybody involved in anti-party activities.
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