Just In: Popular South-South Governor Hands Over Power to Deputy, Gives Reason
- The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has taken a step to relax and get back into the realities of life
- This is as Obaseki began move to go on his annual leave and thereby transferred full powers to his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu
- This disclosure was made known through a statement issued by the special adviser to the governor on media projects, on Friday, June 24
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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has proceeded on his annual leave and has transferred powers to his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, to act in his stead while he is away, The Punch reports.
In a statement issued on Friday, June 24, special adviser to the governor on media projects, Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has written to the Edo State Assembly, to intimate the House of the development.
“The governor has proceeded on his annual leave and has transferred power to his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu. The Edo State House of Assembly has been duly informed about the development.”
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Governor Godwin Obaseki respects the Nigerian law
This would be the second time the governor has transferred power to his deputy, further cementing the administration’s respect for democratic ideals as enshrined in the 1999 constitution.
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On his part, Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has declared that Nigerians are no longer interested in the APC and the PDP.
According to the governor, Nigerians are now in search of an alternative political party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Obaseki also acknowledged the rising political profile of Obi, saying his supporters are in every Nigerian home.
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Meanwhile, the aegis of the Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice and Democracy, based in the United States of America, has said that Obi’s emergence as the country’s president in 2023, would end secession calls and a spate of insecurity, especially in the southeast.
The group, therefore, called on Nigerians to massively vote for Obi, whose personality and leadership quality the group described as rare in the Nigerian political space.
This was contained in a statement signed by the chairman of the group, Prof. Eddy Oparaoji, and seen by Legit.ng on Tuesday, June 7.