- A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP, Kassim Afegbua has alleged that Obaseki is fuelling the crisis rocking the party in Edo state
- Afegbua who asserted that Obaseki is manipulating his deputy noted that the Edo governor cannot win against Governor Nyesom Wike of River state in their verbal tussle
- The politician also called on the governor to show gratitude to his Rivers counterpart and swallow his 'pride' so he can remain relevant in the polity
Kassim Afegbua, a former campaign spokesman for ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has disclosed that the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, cannot win against the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
This is as he also alleged that Obaseki had been in the habit of manipulating Shaibu and “making him (Shaibu) the fall-guy of a system that has been heavily compromised.”
The Punch reports that both governors had been engaging in verbal war, with Wike and Obaseki going after each other jugular.
The party crisis
But Afegbua, a former PDP member in the state, said he was in doubt if they (Obaseki and Shaibu) will live to enjoy the spoil of their new agitation.
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Afegbua, who was an aide to a former governor of Edo state and ex-national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, also accused Obaseki of manipulating his deputy.
“Obaseki’s Deputy, Phillip Shuaibu, often wants to be seen as fearless, outspoken, and more political than his boss.”
You’re an ingrate, who’s your father? Wike slams PDP deputy governor
In his opinion on Saturday, March 12, the Rivers governor believes the Edo deputy governor is an ingrate.
Wike said it is a shame that Shaibu can threaten the PDP with defection after the party gave him and Governor Obaseki the ticket in the last Edo governorship poll.
Governor Wike finally leaks secret on how lives of Nigerians can be improved
Meanwhile, Wike, on Wednesday, March 3, said that the lives of Nigerians across the country would improve once the PDP takes over leadership from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike gave the assurance during the inauguration ceremony of the 3.5 km long Mgbuoshimini-Nkpor Road in Rumuolumeni community, Obio/Akpor local government area of the state.
The governor said that the PDP's major focus was to ensure that the economic hardship foisted on Nigerians by the APC-led administration ended.