I Am Standing By The Gate - Deputy Gov. Of Edo State Says as He's denied Entry To Govt. House

Date: 18-09-2023 2:14 pm (8 months ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 18-09-2023 02:14 PM (8 months ago)

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu has cried out after he was locked out of his old office at the Government House in Benin, the state capital. In a video that is trending online, he was seen trying to access his old office which was under lock and key. The incident happened on Monday morning.
He says is yet to receive a formal letter from the governor’s office and that according to him is the proper channel to transmit a directive pertaining to the relocation to a new office. “Up till now, I don’t have any official communication that I should relocate. The only people that have official communication are my civil servants. The civil servants have official communication but I don’t. As I am speaking to you now, I am standing by the gate,” he said while on a phone call to a yet-to-be-identified person. Last week, a letter said to be from the office of the Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, was reported to have been sent to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor directing Shuaibu to relocate to a new office situated at No 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue, GRA, Benin City.
However, sources close to Edo’s number two citizen claimed that the new office is abandoned and in dire need of rehabilitation. The development is the latest in the tussle between Governor Obaseki and his deputy. While there have been speculations about plans to impeach Shaibu, the Edo Assembly has denied such.
Obaseki had also accused his deputy of plotting a coup against him. But at a recent gathering to mark the anniversary of the state’s creation, Shaibu described his principal as a brother, saying he remains loyal to him despite their political differences.
As for the issues that are around town when I was away, I really would not want to talk. Issues that concern my governor are not things I like to speak about on camera. No, no, no! He is my elder brother and boss and I don’t think I should talk about anything. And if I have issues with him, I think it is better settled at home and not in the media. I am well brought up,” he said on the sidelines of a thanksgiving service in Benin to mark the 32nd anniversary of Edo State.

“I can tell you that from my Christian background if you make a vow with God that you want to do something, you must fulfill it. And the vow I have taken with God is that I will continue to support Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo State from the beginning to the end.

“But that does not stop anything that has to do with ambition. Ambition is personal and it does not affect loyalty. My loyalty to the governor remains absolute. I see that everybody is doing solidarity. I am also in solidarity with the governor. I am also declaring my unalloyed solidarity and loyalty to the governor and nothing more.”

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Posted: at 18-09-2023 02:14 PM (8 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 18-09-2023 02:45 PM (8 months ago)
This people are just childish, See Edo state entering and exit root is grounded. Diverting masses attention
Posted: at 18-09-2023 02:45 PM (8 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- kacylee at 18-09-2023 04:45 PM (8 months ago)
na wa this one pass man with two wives own ooo.. drama upon drama

Posted: at 18-09-2023 04:45 PM (8 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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