- The recent action of Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki's security aide has got many talking online
- Drama erupted on Sunday, August 27, as a security aide attached to Obaseki prevented Edo Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu from accessing his boss
- The photos of this development have surfaced online and have further shown that the two politicians are not on good terms
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Edo state, Benin - There was a mild drama on Sunday, August 27, at an event attended by the Edo state governor and his deputy, which further confirmed their rift.
The fresh drama occurred when a security aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki, stopped his deputy, Philip Shaibu, from accessing his principal.
This development happened at the 32nd anniversary of Edo state, held at the New Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City.
In the photos obtained by The Punch on Monday, August 28, a security operative was seen blocking Shaibu's access to Obaseki during the event.
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Obaseki, who was seated beside his wife, Betsy, and Charles Aniagwu, a commissioner of Delta state, looked away as Shaibu fruitlessly explained to the plain-cloth security operative who stood his ground, Daily Trust reported.
But speaking after the event, Shaibu pledged his loyalty to his principal despite their rift, PM News reported.
Presidency tackles Obaseki for attacking Tinubu
Legit.ng reported earlier that the federal government replied to Edo State Governor following his allegation that President Bola Tinubu’s administration has no clear plan for Nigerians after removing the fuel subsidy.
The presidency said Godwin Obaseki is using the nation's economic challenges to divert attention from his poor performance at the state level.
The presidency added that Obaseki’s narratives did not provide the complete picture of the state of things.
Trouble for PDP as APC confirms Obaseki's deputy’s defection
Meanwhile, the rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, took a fresh dimension.
This time, the APC dropped a hint about the return of Shaibu to the ruling party.
While the APC executives noted that Obaseki's deputy would be welcomed into the party next week, Senator Adams Oshiomhole urged Shaibu to settle his scores with his principal.