- The deputy governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, says his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki is unwavering
- The deputy governor said Comrade Admas Oshiomhole's grouse with him was because he failed to do his bidding
- Shaibu said the ex-APC chairman wanted him to help impeach Governor Obaseki
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The deputy governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said he fell out with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole because he refused to do the bidding of the former All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman.
Shaibu stated this when he spoke to journalists in Benin city, the Edo state capital on Thursday, August 6.
According to him, Oshiomhole wanted him to impeach his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, which he said he turned down.
Shaibu said he begged Oshiomhole to let go of any grievance he had against Obaseki because the governor was doing well for the Edo people, a plea which Shaibu says fell on deaf ears.
The Edo deputy governor went on to reveal that on realizing that Oshiomhole had declared a war against the governor, he told the ex-APC national chairman that he will stand with his boss come what may.
According to Philip Shaibu, the ploy was to remove Governor Obaseki at the onset and replace him with his deputy, but he said he refused, stating that it was not his “will nor nature” to betray.
He further stated that his loyalty to Governor Obaseki is unwavering, adding that he hates and has been fighting against oppression, and will not stand for the form of oppression which Oshiomhole is championing.
Meanwhile, the media aide to Edo state governor, Crusoe Osagie, has said that the Obaseki-led government has a robust governance system in place, that is responding to the daily needs of Edo people in all sectors of the state amid the ongoing electioneering campaigns.
Osagie said this in Benin city, on Wednesday, August 5 in response to claims by the APC that governance was suffering in the state as a result of Obaseki’s ongoing re-election campaign across the state.
Assuring that government is functioning optimally in the state, the governor’s aide maintained that: “The governor is renowned for his best-in-class managerial skills, a fact the opposition APC cannot controvert.”
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