Breaking: Shaibu, Obaseki’s Alleged Rift Worsens As Edo Deputy Governor Relocates Office

Breaking: Shaibu, Obaseki’s Alleged Rift Worsens As Edo Deputy Governor Relocates Office

  • From all indications, all is not well between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state and his deputy, Philip Shaibu
  • A video of Shaibu moving his office out of the Edo State Government House has surfaced online
  • From the viral video, the new office building is still under renovation but Netizens urged Obaseki to thread softly as power is 'transient'

Edo state, Benin City - The deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shuaibu, on Monday, September 11, commenced the relocation of his office to an area outside the vicinity of the Government House.

Edo Dep Gov, Philip Shaibu, Godwin Obaseki
Shaibu and his boss, Obaseki, are allegedly at loggerheads. Photo credit: Governor Godwin Obaseki
Source: Facebook

In a video shared by Channels TV on its X page, the new office looked unkempt, and the building had not been completely renovated.

The development follows last week's withdrawal of Shaibu’s suit filed at the Federal High Court to stop alleged plots by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, to remove him from office.

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Sources close to the deputy governor revealed that the new office is not habitable as it is waterlogged, there is no electricity, and the office spaces are rather small.

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Nigerians react as Shaibu moves office out of Edo Govt House

@iam_wilsons tweeted:

"This place even looks so unkempt."

@ShogaAkeem83614 tweeted:

"I thought they've reconcile In good faith, I doubt if both parties can be as one entity again."

@Samuel___Amadi tweeted:

"It’s not Wike so nobody has a problem with it."

@kalushian tweeted:

"Power is transit Governor Obaseki."

@Klevics tweeted:

"He knows all the secrets of the governor so he can do anyhow."

Watch the video below:

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In a post shared on his X page (formerly known as Twitter) on Saturday, September 2, Sani said the Labour Party (LP) or the All Progressives Congress (APC) would benefit from the ongoing political battle in Edo state.

Shaibu finally declares loyalty to Obaseki

Shaibu earlier cleared the air regarding his alleged rift with his principal.

The deputy governor pledged his loyalty to his principal and described Obaseki as his “elder brother”.

Shaibu made this assertion at the 32nd-anniversary ceremony of Edo state, which took place at the government house, in Benin City.


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